The New Depository Librarian’s Institute was held for the first time this year, hosted by GPO, on April 29, 2014. The event preceded this year’s Depository Library Council Meeting and Federal Depository Library Conference and was offered both onsite and virtually. Read more...
Numerous sessions and special events at the 2014 DLC Meeting & FDL Conference were presented by staff at GPO. These programs let the audience engage with GPO on matters ranging from depository operations to the future FDLP to projects that are in development. Read more...
There were 27 presentations from the Federal depository library community at the 2014 DLC Meeting & FDL Conference. Topics varied widely and covered highlights of depository collections, successful programs, useful tools, and more. Read more...
The 2014 DLC Meeting & FDL Conference featured presentations by representatives from eight Federal agencies. Agency speakers highlighted changes and accomplishments within the Federal Government as well as resources that are of wide-ranging use to the depository library community. Read more...
Depository Library Council Chair, Marie Concannon discusses the year ahead and the future of the FDLP. Read more...
GPO Program Updates
new project opportunities
LSCM is considering updating two publications that are archived and no longer active. They are the 2002 Superseded List and the Suggested Core Collections by Library Type. The issues involving possibly updating the Core Collections were highlighted in a recent poster session at 2014 DLC Meeting & Conference. If you have any interest in these projects, ideally as a volunteer or even to comment on the proposed projects, please contact Joe Paskoski at jpaskoski@ gpo.gov or 202-512-1181.
ciT opinions now on fdsys
The opinions of the U.S. Court of International Trade are now part of the U.S. Courts Opinions collection on FDsys. Coverage of the CIT opinions begins with January 2014.
Throughout the history of the FDLP, the responsibility for distributing publications to libraries rested with two executive branch agencies, the departments of State and Interior, prior to moving to the U.S. Government Printing Office in 1895.
Question: Why can I find new Public Laws on some other Web sites before I find them on FDsys?
Answer: Some third party Web sites create links to FDsys content before it is actually available. The Public Law collection for the current session of Congress is updated when the publication of a slip law is authorized by the Office of the Federal Register. Until the content is made available, you can read the full-text of the law using the Enrolled version of that bill on FDsys. The Enrolled version is the final official copy of the bill or joint resolution which both the House and the Senate have passed in identical form. After it is certified by the chief officer of the house in which it originated (the Clerk of the House or the Secretary of the Senate), then signed by the House Speaker and the Senate President Pro Tempore, the measure is sent to the President for signature. The text of the enrolled bill will be identical to that of the public law.
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