FDLP and C&I Scope Policy Revised

On April 9, 2019 the Superintendent of Documents issued SOD-PPS-2019-1, Scope of Government Information Products Included in the Cataloging and Indexing Program and Disseminated Through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). This policy became effective April 10, 2019 and it supersedes SOD-PPS-2016-1, a policy with the same subject.

With this revision, the scope policy now explicitly states that Federal information products protected by copyright are in scope of the Cataloging and Indexing Program. Works that are both protected by copyright and for which the Government does not have rights to publish or otherwise use the work for Federal purposes, are not in scope of the FDLP.

Additionally, the scope policy now reaffirms our cataloging practice of creating a note in bibliographic records when copyright information is available. An example in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications:

Title:  Our national cemetery: a place of honor, a place of valor, a place of remembrance
SuDoc Class:  D 1.2:N 19/4
Item no.:  0306
CGP System no.: 000862468

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