Beta FDLP.gov Launches

The next generation of the official Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Web site is released in beta. Available at http://beta.fdlp.gov, the site is designed to transform our Web services into a modern, clean, and responsive resource serving the Federal depository library community and the public.

FDLP.gov beta site homepage.

Highlighted Features

Streamlined, intuitive navigation system
Scannable articles, with easy-to-read text written for the Web
Introduction of a library dashboard. Upon logging in, the dashboard provides one-stop access to library-specific information (expanded resources will be added)
Enhanced search capabilities, including the ability to search the Federal Digital System (FDsys) and the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)
Bridged content with the FDLP Community site (displaying community discussion threads on the FDLP.gov homepage)
Responsive design for mobile devices

Introduction of New Content

The guidance component of the FDLP Legal Requirements & Program Regulations
Information about the Superintendent of Documents
High-level introductions about the FDLP and Government documents for the public, library community, and potential new FDLP members (available on the homepage)
Photos and biographies of Depository Library Council members

Our work is not complete. In the coming weeks, we will take a phased approach to add more features, content, and functionality (e.g., forms, file repository documents). In addition, content is being updated (e.g., essential titles, basic collection). As new sections of the site are completed, their fdlp.gov counterparts will be redirected to the beta site. Our goal is to complete the transition during Q1 2013.

During the transition, both fdlp.gov and beta.fdlp.gov will in tandem.

Feel free to post your comments to the FDLP Community forum. We are aware of broken links and graphics as well as other related errors. These will be addressed over the next few weeks, while we work to ensure that all content on FDLP.gov meets the highest standards of excellence.

The Web site is optimized for standards compliant browsers. Over the next week, we will be addressing non-standards compliant browsers. We encourage you to upgrade your browser to take advantage of the features and security measures offered by the latest, stable versions of Web browsers.