The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is constantly working to develop and enhance the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).

GPO monitors changes and advances in technology and will often evaluate how these advances and trends might benefit the FDLP. The following is a list of projects that have been evaluated.

Active Projects

Cataloging Record Distribution Program
Depository Selection Information Management System (DSIMS)
Determining the Future of Microfiche Distribution
Digitizing the United States Congressional Serial Set
DPLA eBook Pilot Project
Ebooks at GPO
FDLP eXchange Application Development
Federal Publications Digitization and Public Access Files Initiatives
Legislative Revisions to Title 44 U.S.C., Chapter 19: Depository Library Program
LSCM Pilot Projects
LSCM Year in Review
National Bibliographic Records Inventory Initiative (NBRII)
Regional Discard Policy
Regional Online Selections Policy
Special Selection Offers
Streamlining the Process: Disposition of Depository Materials
The New Version of Resource Description and Access (RDA): GPO’s Preparations and Impacts on the FDLP Community
Web Archiving

Archived Projects

Administrative Notes (AdNotes) 1980-2009
Administrative Notes Technical Supplement (ANTS) 1980-2008
Cataloging Record Distribution Pilot Project 2009-2010
CD-ROM Equivalence Project 2011
Center for Research Libraries (CRL) 2004
Customer Relations Program: Segmentation & Needs Assessment 2009-2011
Define Criteria for Disposal Prior to a 5 Year Retention 2004
Depository Access to Reports Scientific and Technical (DARTS) 2007-2011
FDLP eXchange 2017
FDLP Forecast Study 2010-2015
FDLP LibGuides 2017
Future Direction of the FDLP: Modeling Initiative 2010-2011
The Future of the GPO Sales Program 2004
GPO Access to FDsys Migration 2010-2012
GPO Historic Shelflist 2012-2014
GPO and the LOCKSS Alliance 2010-2011
GPO on the Go 2015-2020
Handles 2008
Historic Federal Register 2015-2018
Library of Congress Subject Headings (e-LCSH) 2005
National Plan for Access to Government Information 2014-2017
PURL Enhancement and Stabilization 2009-2010
Print on Demand 2004
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) 2006-2007
Regional Discard Policy - Archive 2019
Resource Description and Access (RDA) and Implications for Federal Depository Libraries 2011-2016
Revising the Superseded Guidelines 2008-2010
Superintendent of Documents Classification Guidelines Revision Project 2018
Strategic Plan for the Future of the FDLP 2008-2009
Study of FDLP Selection Mechanisms 2006
Study of Regional Depositories 2008-2009
Survey to Identify Essential Titles for Public Use in Paper or Other Tangible Format 2003
Title 44 Revision, H.R. 5305: FDLP Modernization Act of 2018 (115th Congress, 2017-2018) 2017-2018
Web Publication Harvesting 2006-2008
Z39.50 Stress Test on Catalog of U.S. Government Publications 2009-2010