Some folks here at EPA had been having trouble accessing GPO sites (including FDsys). Our Trusted Sites list is controlled by a system administrator., so tightly controlled that I can’t even see which sites are on the Trusted Sites list.


I submitted a ticket to our local IT helpdesk asking them to add the domains https://* and to the Trusted sites list.


I can now access those sites. In fact, I could access the document that you included the PURL for.

Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS). “Searching and Seizing Computers and Obtaining Electronic Evidence in Criminal Investigations.”


Hope this helps.


Randall Brinkhuis


Randall Brinkhuis, M.S. in Library Science

Environmental Protection Specialist

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)

Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT)

Information Management Division (IMD)

Information Access Branch

Tel: (202) 564-8641

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From: Federal Librarians Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Adams, Signe (JMD)
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2016 1:55 PM
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Subject: [FEDLIB] OFF TOPIC: GPO PURLs No Longer Working?


This is not directly FEDLINK related, but I’m not part of any FDLP listserve, so I apologize for the departure.

Every time today that I’ve tried to use a GPO PURL with the as the host, I’ve gotten a “Not Found” error. They were working last week as far as I can tell. An example is I asked our Depository Librarian, but she hasn’t heard anything about the old Access PURLs being cut off, and they’re still active on the GPO catalog site.

Does anyone know what’s going on?




Signe Adams

Supervisory Librarian, Cataloging and Digital Access Services

phone: (202) 514-4284

mobile: (202) 305-5034

“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”
Neil Gaiman

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