Superintendent of Documents
This Superintendent of Documents letter to depository library coordinators announces that effective April 1, 2022, depository or library type restrictions for item selections will be eliminated.
Discussion document covering the subject Government Publications Authorized for Discard by Regional Depository Libraries
This draft strategic plan was released for public review and comment June 27, 2022 – July 28, 2022. It provides a framework to coordinate and apply lifecycle management best practices to support Federal depository libraries, and to establish partnerships to build, provide access to, and to preserve our shared National Collection of the Government’s publications, which is a vital information asset for an America Informed.
A timeline of laws, policies, directives, reports, and major activities that progressed the transition to a digital FDLP. Because the FDLP is dependent upon Federal agency publications and their dissemination of them, the timeline includes documentation that affected Federal agency practices as well.
This SOD-DGD revision provides more flexibility for libraries regarding the disposition of materials when the library is relinquishing its depository designation. At the same time, it provides Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) an essential opportunity to play an active role in the strategic disposition of depository materials in support of the National Collection of U.S. Government Public Information.
This Depository Guidance Document (DGD) provides a framework for tangible publications from depository libraries relinquishing their Federal depository designation to be absorbed into depository libraries throughout the FDLP, the network of libraries that comprise our shared, geographically distributed National Collection. It supersedes SOD-DGD-2020-1 and is effective August 16, 2021.
Superintendent of Documents Public Policy Statement 2020-2
Superintendent of Documents Public Policy Statement 2019-1.
Superintendent of Documents Public Policy Statement 2020-1.
Final version of the National Collection Strategic Plan, which include some revisions resulting from comments received from the public, the Depository Library Council, and the LSCM staff.
The Executive Search Firm, JDG Associates, LTD., is assisting GPO with the search for the next Superintendent of Documents. (May 2022)
A letter from the Joint Committee on Printing to GPO approving the proposed Superintendent of Documents policy allowing regional depository libraries to discard depository materials and the original approval request from GPO Director, Davita Vance-Cooks.
August 31, 2021 letter from the Superintendent of Documents to regional depository library coordinators authorizing them to select the online (EL) versions of the daily Congressional Record (0994-B-01) and the Federal Register (0573-F) without having to select equivalent tangible versions
On June 27, 2022, the Superintendent of Documents released Draft National Collection of U.S. Government Public Information Strategic Plan for FY 2023 – FY 2027 for public comment through July 28, 2022. This is a report on the comments that were received.
This letter from the Superintendent of Documents, dated May 21, 2020, to all Depository Coordinators addresses access to libraries as they reopen following rescinded stay-at-home orders.