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Newsletter of the Federal Depository Library Program

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Cumulative Table of Contents Vol. 1 - present [ PDF ] ( includes current issue )

July 15, 2003

GP 3.16/3-2:23/03
(Vol. 24, no. 09)


LPS Update, June 2003

Library of the Year Award

Depositories have a chance to win a trip for 2 to the Depository Library Conference in Arlington, VA, through the new Library of the Year award. Libraries showing outstanding government information service, creativity, innovation, and leadership in developing community programs for use of Federal government information are invited to submit applications.

GPO will provide travel and lodging to the fall 2003 Depository Library Conference and Council meeting for the depository coordinator and the library director from the winning library.

Libraries should submit their entries to Gil Baldwin, Director, Library Programs Service, via email <ebaldwin@gpo.gov> or fax (202-512-1432). Further details are available in Administrative Notes, vol. 24, # 3 (March 15, 2003), or see <http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/pr/lib-of-yr.html>.

Regional Meeting Scheduled for October

A meeting of Regional depository library staff is planned for the three days before the start of the Depository Library Conference in Arlington, VA. The Regional meeting dates are Thursday, October 16 through Saturday, October 18. Regional depository staff will discuss issues affecting the role of Regional depositories, now and in the future.

Summary of Spring Council Meeting Published, Video of First Day on GPO Access

"Visualizing the Depository Library of the Future" was the theme of the spring 2003 meeting of the Depository Library Council to the Public Printer. A summary of the meeting appeared in the May 15 issue of Administrative Notes and is also available on the Council Web page at <http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/council/EnvisioningtheFuture.html>.

For the first time, part of the Council meeting was videotaped, and the files are available at <http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/council/sp03dlc_videos.html>.

New "Stay with the Program" Web Page Shows Benefits of FDLP to Libraries

To document the benefits to libraries of being in the Federal Depository Library Program, the Library Programs Service has launched a new "Stay With The Program" campaign. The campaign was coordinated with the Depository Library Council's Operations Committee, Subcommittee on Attrition and Retention (SOAR). A variety of materials are available on a new Web page, at <www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/staywiththeprogram.html>.

Item Selection Update Cycle On through July

The Annual Selection Update Cycle Fiscal Year 2004 is underway through July 31, 2003. Libraries may amend their selections on the Web form at <http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/tools/amendment.html>. Complete details and instructions about the Update Cycle are at <http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/tools/updatein.html>.

Accelerated Shipping of Federal Register, CR, CFR Announced

A change in procedures will ensure more timely receipt of the Federal Register, Congressional Record, and the Code of Federal Regulations products. Beginning with the May 1, 2003 issues, these products are being placed on shipping lists and shipped on the same day they are received in LPS.

Distribution Statistics for Online and Tangible Titles Available through GPO

For fiscal year 2003 through April, 9,262 online titles and 1,831 links to agency titles were added to GPO Access, for a total of 11,093 new online titles. During the same period, LPS distributed 7,946 tangible titles; this figure reflects a total of 4,091 paper titles, 2,574 microfiche titles, 234 CD-ROMs, and 1,047 USGS titles. The total number of titles added to the Federal Depository Library Program was 19,039, of which 58% were made available online.

These additions bring the total number of titles on GPO Access to 148,422 and the total number of titles linked from GPO Access to 93,317, for a grand total of 241,739 titles available through GPO Access.

New Titles

The Jordan Report, 20th Anniversary: Accelerated Development of Vaccines 2002. HE 20.3252:2003014931; item no. 0505-A-01; PURL: <http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS31660>

The September 11 Detainees: A Review of the Treatment of Aliens Held on Immigration Charges in Connection with the Investigation of the September 11 Attacks.

J 1.2:2003014823; item no. 0717; PURL: <http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS31588>

S. Prt. 107-84 -- Executive Sessions of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations (McCarthy Hearings 1953-54). Y 4.G 74/9:S.PRT.107-84/V.1-5; item nos. 1037-B (paper), 1037-C (microfiche) PURLs:

<http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS30931> (V.1),

<http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS30933> (V.2),

<http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS30934> (V.3),

<http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS30935> (V.4),

<http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS30936> (V.5)

Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness. FEM 1.8/3:34/2002, item no. 0556-C, PURL: <http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS24673>

"Open to ALL," Title IX at Thirty: The Secretary of Educationís Commission on Opportunity in Athletics. ED 1.2:2003007751; 0455-B-02; PURLs:

<http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS27414> (PDF format),

<http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS27415> (MSWord Document)