Hi Everyone -

I just wanted to send an e-mail to invite you and your staffs to the Department of the Interior Library on Wednesday, February 5th from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm for a training session entitled "Introduction to FDsys: The GPO's Online Portal to Federal Government Documents" part of our series of free training sessions at the DOI Library.

The GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Through FDsys, users are able to search for documents and publications via advanced search capabilities and are able to refine and narrow their search for quick access to needed information. They can also browse for documents and publications by collection, Congressional committee, date, and Government author; access metadata about documents and publications; and download documents and publications in multiple renditions or file formats. With FDsys, users can download a single file or download content and metadata packaged together in a compressed file. Attendees to this session, taught by a GPO trainer, will learn the basics and background of FDsys, including information on how to navigate the site, what resources are available to users, and instruction on important features such as basic searching, browsing, the help function, and more.  

All that are interested are invited.  The DOI Library is located in the Main Interior Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151 in Washington.  Space for the program is limited so please go to the following link to register:


Please note that this class is not being offered as a simultaneous online webinar.

You may also contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov for more information about this program.  For information about future DOI Library Training Sessions, we encourage you to visit our Training Sessions website at http://www.doi.gov/library/programs/training.cfm.

We hope to see you on February 5th!

George Franchois
Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS)
1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]doi.gov
Phone: (202) 208-3796
Fax: (202) 208-6773
Library URL: http://www.doi.gov/library
OFAS URL: http://www.doi.gov/ofas