Folder GPO Projects

Current and archived files from FDLP-related projects.


Folder CD-ROM Equivalence Project

Resource documents to use in comparing CD-ROMs that reside within depository collections to online resources.

Folder Center for Research Libraries

Documents related to GPO's contract with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) to develop a decision framework and baseline requirements for a tangible documents repository.

Folder Collection of Last Resort

Documents related to the Collection of Last Resort (CLR) in support of the GPO mission to provide comprehensive, timely, permanent public access to U.S. Government publications in all formats.

Folder Customer Relations Program

Designed to better serve depository library needs based upon unique characteristics (e.g., library segment) and data analysis.

Folder Disposition of Depository Materials

Documents related to the automation of the disposition of materials process in depository libraries.

Folder Depository Selection Information Management System

Documents related to the project to develop a replacement system for Federal depository libraries to view and manage their item selection profiles.

Folder FDLP Forecast Study

Documents related to creating a shared vision for the future of the FDLP.

Folder Future of the GPO Sales Program

Documents from the summary of the meeting of experts convened in March 2004 to discuss the future of the GPO Sales Program.

Folder Future Direction of the FDLP: Modeling Initiative

Contains files from the Future Direction of the FDLP: Modeling Initiative. Ithaka provided a PDF of their final report. The other documents listed below are taken from the Ithaka Web site archive. Descriptions of documents delivered and posted to the FDLP Desktop have been taken verbatim from the Ithaka Web site or the documents themselves.

Folder National Bibliography of U.S. Gov't Publications

Documents related to the development of a comprehensive and authoritative National Bibliography of U.S. Government Publications.

Folder National Plan for Access to U.S. Government Information

The National Plan for Access to U.S. Government Information fulfills the information needs of the public and ensures that Government information is available in perpetuity, when and where it is needed.

Folder Essential Titles Survey

Survey project to develop specific Federal titles that are to remain available for selection in paper format, so long as they are published in paper by the originating agency.

Folder Digitization

Documents related to the exploration digitization methods.

Folder I.T. Glossary, Acronyms and Initialisms

The Glossary and List of Acronyms and Initialisms are collaborative products of GPO’s Library Services and Content Management business unit and the Federal Digital System (FDsys) Program Management Office to be cited and incorporated by reference in various GPO documents.

Folder Legislative Comparison Report

Comparison of legislative resources available on GPO Access and other Government and non-Government Web sites.

Folder Resource Description and Access (RDA)

Documents related to following the progress of RDA implementation.


Documents related to GPO's 12 month pilot project to investigate the use of LOCKSS for management, dissemination, and preservation of Federal Government e-journals, which was conducted from summer of 2005 through the fall of 2006.

Folder Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)

Documents related to obtaining PACER as a selection item in the FDLP.

Folder Study of FDLP Selection Mechanisms

Documents related to a review of the item number system used by libraries in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) to select tangible and electronic titles. Previously titled "FDLP Selection Mechanisms: Item Numbers and Alternatives". (2006)

Folder Web Harvesting

Documents related to GPO's Web Harvesting pilot project to capture official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publications in scope of GPO's information dissemination programs.

Folder Z39.50 Stress Test on the CGP

Documents related to the z39.50 stress test on the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.

Folder eBooks

Documents related to the FDLP eBooks project.


pdf 2020 CRDP Survey Questions Preview Popular


Preview of the questions from the 2020 CRDP Participant Survey

pdf FDLP Quickstart Guide for Selectives Popular


Download the FDLP Quickstart Guide for Selectives

pdf FDLP Quickstart Guide for Regionals Popular


Download the FDLP Quickstart Guide for Regionals

default FDLP eXchange Template: Uploading Needs Lists Popular


Use this template to upload batches of needs into the FDLP eXchange.

default FDLP eXchange Template: Uploading Offers Lists Popular


Use this template to upload batches of offers into the FDLP eXchange.

pdf How Does the FDLP eXchange Benefit My Library? Popular


The FDLP eXchange boasts many benefits for regional and selective depository libraries. Download the benefits document to share with library administrators, directors, and staff.

pdf Joining the Cataloging Record Distribution Program Popular


Outline of the steps involved when a Federal depository joins the Cataloging Record Distribution Program (CRDP).

pdf DARTS Pilot Project Final Summary Popular


Describes details on how NTIS could provide access to its electronic content.

pdf Cataloging Record Distribution Program (CRDP) Profile Guide Popular


A detailed guide, updated on October 7, 2020, supporting completion of the CRDP Profile. This is used by a Federal depository joining the CRDP to guide them through submission of their initial CRDP Profile. It is also useful information for a Federal depository considering joining the CRDP as it illustrates how the service could be set up.

pdf Guidelines for Depository Libraries: Superseding Depository Publications Popular


2009 update to guidelines for superseding depository publications.