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2021 Biennial Survey: Preview Questions

January 13, 2022
The 2021 Biennial Survey of Depository Libraries is set to launch on January 26, 2022, and run through March 9, 2022. You can now download a preview of the questions to help you prepare for submitting your responses. Your library director or designee must approve of the library’s responses. Additional information and instructions for completing the live… Read More

Library Status Form Closed; Review and Update FDLD

January 10, 2022
FDLP shipments had been held for libraries that were unable to process new shipments due to temporary COVID measures. Since July 2020, library staff have been asked to report their operating status to GPO. Libraries whose shipments were still being held were contacted in December 2021. The Library Status reporting form is now closed; shipments are being… Read More

Webinar: New and High Frequency Data Products

January 05, 2022
Register to attend the live training webinar, "New and High Frequency Data Products." Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022 Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)   Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge. Speaker: … Read More

Showcasing FDLP Retirees

December 28, 2021
Are you a recently or soon-to-be retired member of the FDLP community? GPO wants to congratulate you on! Reach out to Library Services & Content Management, and please send us: Your name as you would like it to appear. A photo of yourself for the homepage. The institution from which you are retiring. The number of years you… Read More

FDLP eXchange Scheduled Maintenance: Wednesday, December 29, 2021

December 28, 2021
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is performing scheduled maintenance on the FDLP eXchange this week. Start Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 5:00 p.m. (EST) End Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 8:00 p.m. (EST) Total Duration: 3 hours The site should be accessible during maintenance, but certain functions may not be available… Read More

New Resources for GPO’s MetaLib

December 21, 2021
GPO is pleased to announce that four new resources have been added to GPO’s MetaLib, a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). Child Welfare Information CIA World Factbook National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Bookshelf We are currently doing feasibility assessments on additional resources for FY22. Stay… Read More

Depository Library Council Recommendations & Working Group Request

December 20, 2021
At the conclusion of the fall 2021 Federal Depository Library Conference, the Depository Library Council (DLC) began developing formal recommendations and commendations for the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO). On December 10, 2021, one recommendation and one commendation were presented to GPO and are currently under review. Formal GPO… Read More

Microfiche Format to Be Phased Out

December 20, 2021
The Superintendent of Documents announced at the 2021 Federal Depository Library Conference that microfiche will be phased out as a format for selection by libraries in the FDLP. In early 2022, GPO will stop sending a group of selected titles to the vendor for microfiche conversion. Libraries selecting those titles will continue to receive the microfiche… Read More