Exploring Cataloging of Federal Government Documents at GPO

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  • Date Recorded: April 06, 2022


  • Donna Kraemer; Supervisory Librarian, Library Technical Services, Library Services and Content Management, U.S. Government Publishing Office


GPO presents a webcast on basic GPO cataloging. Viewers will be introduced to basic cataloging and classification principles, with references to instructional guidance used during GPO’s cataloging of federal government publications. The presenter also covers GPO’s best practices including determining if a document is “in scope” of the Federal Depository Library Program. In parts two and three, the viewers will have an opportunity to watch a demonstration of online monograph titles being cataloged in the OCLC Connexion bibliographic utility, the final bibliographic record(s) being exported to the GPO ILS and displayed in the Catalog U.S. Government Publications (CGP).

Part One – Overview of GPO cataloging (23 minutes) 

Part Two – Cataloging a document that is new to OCLC (29 minutes)

Part Three – Copy cataloging a document in OCLC (24 minutes)

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