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LPS offers new and improved web pages
Library Programs Service (LPS) of the Government Printing Office (GPO) is
pleased to announce new and improved services and web pages for Government
information and depository library staff.
The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Desktop, comprised of more
than 700 pages, is an enhanced version of the website formerly called "FDLP
Administration." It is now available at: www.gpo.gov/fdlpdesktop. Over the
past year, it had become clear that it was time to better organize the
content as more information was added to the FDLP web pages. Members of the
depository library community offered constructive comments, many of which
were incorporated into the site redesign.
The FDLP Desktop provides an improved structure and better navigation tools,
information about the FDLP, glossary, site index and more resources
available for use by depository library staff. The site also contains the
most frequently used services in a more convenient location on the page.
The target audience includes new and experienced documents librarians,
library school students and Federal agency personnel. Members of the general
public will benefit from the information on the site, although they are not
the primary audience.
New Electronic Titles
A new service, named New Electronic Titles (NET), will help in locating
electronic Federal Government information titles. This tool replaces the
Browse Electronic Titles (BET) locator service. The URL is:
Each week the NET will contain a list of newly identified online U.S.
Government information products added to the FDLP/Electronic Collection
(EC). Entries will appear in a true title arrangement. Users will be linked
to information products on GPO Access, Federal agency websites, FDLP
partnerships and the FDLP/EC archive.
As part of this service, LPS will announce the availability of all new
congressional hearings that are to be placed on GPO servers and made
available through GPO Access. After four weeks, the oldest NET list will be
moved to the NET archive.
Full bibliographic information for the new titles and former BET entries
will be available in the online Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
(CGP) www.gpo.gov/catalog. The CGP is the prime resource for identifying,
locating, and accessing both tangible and online U.S. Government information
The other locators, including Browse Topics and Federal Agency Internet
Sites, have also undergone facelifts to match the look and feel of GPO
Access. All the locator services are accessible from the GPO Access
"Findings Aids" page at: www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/tools.html.
LPS staff continues to fine-tune the FDLP Desktop pages. Please note that
anyone trying to access files from the FDLP Administration website will be
automatically redirected to the new FDLP Desktop.
Send any comments to Joe Paskoski: [log in to unmask]
Government Printing Office
Mail Stop SL
N. Capitol St., NW
Washington, DC 20401
202-512-1801, ext. 32026
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