Teri Taylor, U.S. Documents Librarian at the New Jersey State Library and member of the Depository Library Council to the Public Printer discusses promotion at the New Jersey State Library. Read more...
A depository anniversary is an excellent reason to celebrate and a great way to promote the FDLP all at the same time. In this article, GPO details ways that we can help promote your library as you celebrate your milestone and ideas for how you can prepare your celebrations. Learn more...
On September 17, 1787, our Nation’s Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution. Federal depository libraries across the United States commemorated this pivotal moment in U.S. history with special events and displays of Government information.. Read more...
Sitting Bull College Library in Fort Yates, North Dakota recently joined the FDLP as a Land Grant institution. Depository Library Council Member, Steve Beleu, interviewed Library Director, Mark Holman about his experience joining the FDLP. Read more...
GPO Program Updates
New Partnership with dpla
GPO and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) have partnered to increase public access to bibliographic records for online Federal Government publications from GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. There are currently over 148,000 records in the collection, and records are being continuously added for public access through the DPLA Web site.
welcoming two new fdlp libraries
GPO is pleased to welcome two new libraries to the Federal Depository Library Program: Northwest Indian College’s Lummi Library, located on the Lummi Nation Reservation outside of Bellingham, Washington and Leech Lake Tribal College Library, located on the Leech Lake Reservation in Northern Minnesota.
national atlas web site archived by gpo
The National Atlas Web site shut down on September 30, 2014, but the content is still publicly accessible. GPO’s Web Archiving Team crawled their site to archive it for the FDLP Electronic Collection.
warren commission report
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the release of the Warren Commission Report, GPO made the complete report and 26 hearing volumes available on FDsys, through a partnership with Boston Public Library who digitized the 26 hearing volumes. The Warren Commission was created by President Lyndon Johnson and chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate President Kennedy's assassination.
Did You Know?
Illinois State University recently digitized a stunning array of World War I posters. Issued by the Federal Government, these posters were used to mobilize the American public as part of the war effort. Stored at ISU’s Milner Library for nearly a century, these posters are now available online for all to enjoy as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of start of “The Great War.”
Question: We have to relocate our depository collection. Does GPO provide guidance on how to balance the need for the move and continued access to the resources?
Answer: A new article on the FDLP Web site, Moving Your FDL Collection, addresses library responses to a disruption in service such as a building renovation, a temporary collection move, or a permanent move of a depository collection to a new location. Checklists are included.
Spread the Word
Share your depository library’s good news with GPO. Are you hosting a special event? Are you offering new services, collections, or resources? Have you created interesting displays online or in your library? You could be featured on GPO’s social media sites, GPO Web sites, or an upcoming issue of FDLP Connection. Send in your news, announcements, and photos to askGPO. Use the category, “Federal Depository Libraries” and the subcategory, “Marketing Strategies/Radio Spots.”
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