|Vol. 25, no. 11||GP 3.16/3-2:25/11||October 15, 2004|
In accordance with the schedule established to regularly increase workstation requirements, new minimum technical requirements for workstations in Federal depository libraries will go into effect October 1, 2004. These requirements were originally issued as the "2003 Recommended Specifications for Public Access Workstations in Federal Depository Libraries" in Administrative Notes, v. 24, # 7, (6/15/03) http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/pubs/adnotes/ad061503.html.
All Federal depository libraries must meet the minimum technical requirements to keep pace with technological change in order to fulfill their Title 44 obligation to provide access to Government information products. GPO will continue to issue Recommended Specifications for Public Access Workstations in Federal Depository Libraries each spring to assist depository library staff in planning for new computer purchases.
As another step in the transition to an e-FDLP and in accordance with Depository Library Council recommendations from its spring 2000 meeting, a schedule was established to regularly increase workstation requirements. Fifteen months after issuance, recommended specifications will become minimum technical requirements. The requirements, the recommended specifications, and the schedule are all available from the FDLP Desktop at http://www.access.gpo.gov/
Any questions about the Minimum Technical Requirements or Recommended Specifications should be directed to the GPO Contact Center at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/help/index.html.