Historic Shelflist Transcription Update

During 2019, GPO will be evaluating the multi-year effort to transcribe its Historic Shelflist into MARC 21 records. While the evaluation is underway, no new Shelflist records will be added to the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). Work on batch uploading Shelflist records currently only available in the CGP to OCLC will continue. A batch of 50,000 Shelflist records was recently submitted to OCLC for processing.

Since the effort to transcribe the Historic Shelflist began in 2010, over 200,000 records have been added to the CGP. With over 75% of the Historic Shelflist now available through the CGP, the 2019 evaluation will consider various options for completing the transcription of the remaining Shelflist cards. Updates will be shared as the evaluation process continues.

GPO will continue to catalog historic publications acquired through partnerships and digitization.

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