Administrative Notes Technical Supplement (ANTS)

Administrative Notes Technical Supplement (ANTS) served for nearly 30 years, from 1980 to 2008, to inform the depository library community of technical changes. GPO distributed the bi-monthly paper issues to all libraries in regular depository shipments.

Depository libraries used ANTS to get information about libraries entering and leaving the FDLP; classification, item number and cataloging changes; and updates to the pdf List of Classes (4.24 MB) . Library staff members frequently checked publications to identify issues that might affect their collection and materials, and made changes to the publications and associated catalog records as appropriate using the information from ANTS.

Currently, librarians make updates directly in the Web-based system called WEBTech Notes as needed. ANTS was not as current as the real-time updates that the Web makes possible. For that reason, the U.S. Government Printing Office ceased publication of ANTS with the final print version issued, which was  pdf Volume 15, No. 11-12, November (64 KB)


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National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in October. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year. The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications offers access to some excellent resources.

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Memphis Public Libraries is hosting Halloween activities for their patrons. They are offering free pumpkins to take home for a decorating contest and fall craft bags to go.

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Prepare your library for reopening with FDLP face masks and social distancing signage.

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The Fire Prevention Week 2020 (October 4 – 10) campaign highlights this year's focus on cooking safety and preventing kitchen fires at home. Check out these resources from the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications:


Access resources for patrons and administrative information for library staff, as well as infographics and images for your library website.

Constitution Day

FDLP legend, Barbie Selby, of the University of Virginia’s Alderman Library is retiring. Barbie’s contributions to the Government documents community are countless, as Virginia’s Regional Depository Librarian, a former member and Chair of the DLC, her activity in ALA’s GODORT, and much more. Please join GPO in wishing Barbie a happy and healthy retirement.

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At the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in Charlotte, NC, the staff worked hard to help two veterans who contacted the library because they had microfiche military records from the Department of Defense, and they needed to print the pages. Each had called all around town without success. The Library’s microfiche printers are in an area of the library that is not currently open to the public due to COVID-19, but that didn’t stop these Government information professionals from finding a creative solution. Depository Coordinator Mimi Curlee was able to find an old microfiche reader and take that to the patrons where they were able to bring up their images, take pictures with their cell phone’s camera, and then attach the pictures to email to send to the Library’s printer. Kudos!


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