Notable Numbers

GPO’s Library Services & Content Management contributes to and supports four statutory programs:

  • The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)
  • The Cataloging & Indexing Program (C&I)
  • The International Exchange Service (IES)
  • The By-Law Program

Notable numbers provides a snapshot of the work done to support these programs.

  • There are 1,113 libraries in the FDLP.
  • In FDLP eXchange, there are 83 libraries offering in 27 regions.
  • There are 43 libraries serving as Preservation Stewards.
  • There is 1 library serving as a Digital Preservation Steward.
  • There are 3 libraries serving as Cataloging and Metadata Contributors.
  • There are 17 libraries serving as Digital Access Partners
  • There are 7 libraries serving as Digital Content Contributors.
  • FDLP LibGuides has had more than 76,000 views to the 160 guides offered.
  • The FDLP Academy has hosted 584 webinars, with more than 75,000 combined registrants.
  • FDLP conferences and events have hosted 8,591 virtual registrants since 2013.
  • GPO has increased the size of the FDLP Web Archive collection to 36.1 TB, with over 352,000,000 URLs crawled.

FY 2021 Statistics (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021)

  • 245 Federal depository libraries, or 22% of all depositories, participated in the Cataloging Record Distribution Program.
  • Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government saw 341,914 user sessions (803,719 page views).
  • FDLP.gov saw 182,032 user sessions (470,668 page views).
  • There have been 25,625,617 successful searches of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP).

LSCM staff have:

  • Distributed 2,708 titles.
  • Distributed 474,139 copies of materials to FDLP libraries.
  • Added 16,544 new cataloging records to the CGP, of which 12,299 (74%) contained PURLs to full-text publications.
  • Checked in 6,086 serial issues to the CGP and created 85 publication patterns for serial titles.
  • Identified 1,727 previously-uncataloged Serial & Integrated Resource (IR) titles and created new bibliographic records.
  • Resolved 7,918 askGPO inquiries.

Program for Cooperative Cataloging Statistics:

  • Authority records: 1,041 authority records created & updated.
    • NACO: 1,008 name authority records created & updated.
    • SACO: 33 subject authority records created & updated.
  • BIBCO: 11,843 records created.
  • CONSER: 2,367 records created and updated.
    • Newly authenticated CONSER records: 1,335.
    • Updated records: 1,032.