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GPO’s Responses to DLC Recommendations

September 27, 2023
Upon the close of the spring 2023 Depository Library Council (DLC) Virtual Meeting, the DLC began developing formal recommendations for the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO). On May 17, 2023, two recommendations were presented related to persistent identifier principles and PURL reporting training. These were reviewed and discussed by GPO staff, and GPO… Read More

Biennial Survey Now Open

September 27, 2023
The 2023 Biennial Survey of Federal Depository Libraries is now open for completion by all Federal depository libraries. Through this mechanism, depositories fulfill their legal obligation to “report to the Superintendent of Documents at least every two years concerning their condition” (44 USC §1909).  All depository coordinators, or the library director if the… Read More

FDLP eXchange Scheduled Maintenance: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

September 26, 2023
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is performing scheduled maintenance on the FDLP eXchange. Start Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 5:00 p.m. (EDT) End Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 8:00 p.m. (EDT) Total Duration: 3 hours The site should be accessible during maintenance, but certain functions may not be available. During this period, users… Read More

Wrapping Up Constitution Day 2023

September 26, 2023
Federal depository libraries across the Nation celebrated Constitution Day on September 17, with events, contests, giveaways, displays, and more. Over 33,000 free Pocket Constitutions from GPO were shared with library patrons across the country!’s ‘Celebrating Constitution Day’ gallery showcases photos and details of 2023 celebrations at Federal depository… Read More Routine Maintenance -September 26, 2023

September 26, 2023 will undergo routine maintenance this week. Start Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 4:30 p.m. (EDT) End Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 6:30 p.m. (EDT) Total Duration: 2 hours During this time, no content will be updated, and you may experience brief, intermittent downtime. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation… Read More

Reminder - Upcoming Virtual Meetings about the Digital FDLP

September 25, 2023
In August 2023, the Superintendent of Documents sent all depository library coordinators and directors a letter on the Transformation to a Digital Federal Depository Library Program . GPO is inviting all libraries to a virtual meeting to receive an overview of upcoming changes to the FDLP. Four virtual meetings will be held, one for each National Collection… Read More

Item Selection Profile Update Cycle and the Digital FDLP Framework

September 22, 2023
The item selection profile update cycle is ahead. Beginning on October 1, 2023, any tangible format item numbers that a library has previously added to their DSIMS selection cart become active.  This year’s update cycle is a bit different as the FDLP is pivoting to a digital FDLP framework. This undertaking will impact tangible material distribution in the… Read More

Webinar: Minnesota's Law Library Service to Prisoners Program

September 15, 2023
Register to attend the live training webinar, "Minnesota's Law Library Service to Prisoners Program.." Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (EDT)   Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge. Speaker: Liz Reppe,… Read More

Share Your Constitution Day Celebrations: Tag @USGPO

September 15, 2023
Constitution Day is just a few days away - September 17, 2023! Let’s show the world the creative ways your library is celebrating. Are you posting your events and celebrations on social media? Tag @USGPO so that we can promote your library to our followers. And don’t forget to send us photos from your events. Your library could be featured on GPO’s social… Read More