FDLP Web Sites: Status Updates

Over the last several months, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has been working on an internal review to enhance the GPO Web sites that support the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). During this review, the following sites were made unavailable:

  • The FDLP Community site
  • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
  • Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government (beta version)
  • Digitization Projects Registry
  • Browse Topics

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids was restored and has been fully-operational since August 29, 2014.

On September 3, 2014, GPO informed the FDLP community that following a successful 12 year partnership with Oklahoma State University, the Browse Topics resource was retired. Read the News Alert here.

As our internal review progresses, GPO would like to share the following updates:

  • Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government (the redesign of the current Ben's Guide site) is currently under development and is nearing completion. Stay tuned for announcements about the new Ben's Guide!
  • The Digitization Projects Registry Web site will be re-launched later this year, after GPO completes Web site upgrades.
  • The FDLP Community site was originally released as a beta site to test its usefulness as an FDLP-centric, social media tool. Given the wide range of social media options available, GPO has determined that the site is not serving an essential need and is being retired.

Please stay tuned to FDLP.gov for updates. If you have any questions, please contact us through the askGPO service at http://www.gpo.gov/askgpo/. Under the "Ask a Question" tab, please choose the category, "Other Question About GPO."


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