FDLP

New Superintendent of Documents Classification Guidelines

Newly-revised Classification Guidelines for the Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) classification system are now available. These are a revision of the 1993 GPO Classification Manual. The system was originally developed in the late 1890s at GPO to classify and organize U.S. Government publications by Government author.

The Classification Guidelines are born-digital; this online format greatly expands access and facilitates subsequent updates.

Features:

  • Updated SuDocs examples used in each section link to Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) catalog records.
  • The Table of Contents structure lets the user preview and expand each topic and navigate directly to individual sections and sub-sections.
  • The ‘Resources’ section links to reference sources used in researching classification numbers.
  • The guidance described represents the current and authoritative version of SuDocs classification rules.
  • The format is print-friendly, and individual articles can be emailed.
  • The design is responsive to multiple screen sizes and adapts for a tablet or mobile device.

GPO welcomes your feedback. Please send any comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information will be presented at the Fall 2018 FDL Conference during the LTS Update.

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