“Earlier this year, the Government Publishing Office (GPO) undertook a massive digitization project to make every U.S. government document digitally accessible. On Sept. 9, during a Digital Government Institute webinar, Suzanne Ebanues, supervisory management analyst for Library Services and Content Management at GPO, updated attendees on the agency’s digitization efforts.
The collection includes more than a million records, on everything from presidential papers to documents on the Watergate hearings and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. GPO will digitize the documents and make them accessible on GovInfo.gov, the agency’s digital repository…”
“As of April 2021, there are 1,114 depository libraries across the country and its territories, and through this network, the GPO’s Federal Depository Libraries Program (FDLP) provides access to collections of government publications and expert assistance. With a few exceptions, all published Federal information dissemination products, regardless of format or medium, which are of public interest, educational value, or produced using Federal funds, are to be provided for libraries for public use.
Additionally, the FDLP helps to organize government information so users can identify and easily locate it. We also archive digital information products to ensure they are accessible in the future…” Read the full article here.
Source: GPO Official on Agency Digitization Progress – By Lisbeth Perez, September 10, 2021. MeriTalk.