Administrative Notes: Newsletter of the FDLP

Vol. 25, no. 12-13 GP 3.16/3-2:25/12-13 November 15/December 15, 2004

Concept of Operations Document: Distributed to All Libraries

The Concept of Operations (ConOps V 1.0) for the Future Digital Systems has been distributed to all libraries in the FDLP. The companion summary document was mailed Monday, November 24, 2004.

The main report is available online at:

For the summary, see:

Distribution Information:

The Concept of Operations was presented by Mike Wash, Chief Technical Officer, Office of Innovation and New Technology at the Fall Federal Library Conference and Depository Library Council Meeting, October 17 - 20, 2004.

From the Preface:

“The proposed Future Digital System will ingest, preserve, and provide access to the information produced by the U.S. Government--including information produced by all three branches of Government--and to the material currently in the custody of the Government Printing Office (GPO). The proposed system is envisioned as a comprehensive, systematic and dynamic means for preserving any kind of content, independent of specific hardware and/or software. The system will enable GPO customers to obtain hard copy publications and to electronically access the content they want, and it will enable GPO to deliver that content in the formats its customers desire. The system should automate many of the content lifecycle processes and make it easier to deliver the content in formats suited to the needs of GPO customers.”