Draft report available for public consultation


From Federal/GPO Digital Library Program:

The draft report of the GPO Director’s Task Force on a Federal Digital Repository Library Program (FDLP) is now available for public comment via October 14, 2022.

To help with the continued evolution of the FDLP, in FY2021, in response to a recommendation from the Depository Library Council (DLC), GPO Director Hugh Halpern established a working group to study the feasibility of a fully digital FDLP. The 23-member working group is made up of representatives from DLC, depository libraries of various types and sizes, representatives from library associations, federal agencies, and GPOs. The task force worked throughout the year to determine whether an all-digital FDLP is possible and, if so, to define the scope of an all-digital repository program and make recommendations on how to implement implement and operate such a program. The task force’s mandate included a review of the current FDL landscape, FDLP-related operations at the GPO, and publication distribution by federal agencies.

Public comments will be thoroughly reviewed by the working group and assessed for inclusion in the final report, which will be made available to the FDLP community in late 2022.

The GPO and the working group appreciate your input on this important topic. Please take the time to review the report and share your thoughts.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ([email protected]) is a librarian, writer, consultant and frequent speaker based in the Washington DC metro area. He received his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards, including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program Alumnus of the Year. From 2006 to 2009, he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy that supports enterprise product and business model teams with just-in-time fact finding and insight.


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