56. Material Retention

Regional depository libraries must receive and retain at least one copy of all Federal government publications made available under the FDLP in printed form, microfiche, or tangible electronic (e.g. DVD) format. Regional libraries may discard depository materials that have been authorized for regional discard by the Superintendent of Documents, such as superseded items, or those later issued in bound form. A Selective Housing Agreement between the regional library and another depository library is a mechanism to ensure that a tangible copy is available if a regional library is not able to maintain the tangible collection in a library facility under their library administration.

News & Events

April 18, 2019
The U.S. Government Publishing Office, Library Services and Content Management has just cataloged the newly released Justice... Read More ...
April 16, 2019
When uploading large spreadsheets (typically 250 or more items) in FDLP eXchange, input errors are not indicated in the same way they are... Read More ...
April 15, 2019
New Electronic Titles (NET) are now available for March 2019. These files are accessible from the New Titles section of the Catalog of... Read More ...
April 15, 2019
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), MetaLib, and Federal Depository Library Directory (FDLD) will undergo routine... Read More ...
April 12, 2019
On April 9, 2019 the Superintendent of Documents issued SOD-PPS-2019-1, Scope of Government Information Products Included in the... Read More ...
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Suzanne Reinman, Regional Depository Coordinator at Oklahoma State University’s Edmon Low Library, and Janet Hines, Senior Administrative Support Specialist, rejoice in GPO’s switch to recycled paper for depository shipments. Suzanne first made the suggestion to GPO to make the switch, and GPO took action. Thanks, Suzanne!
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