GPO Access and FDsys

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The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) will turn off its current government information website, GPO Access, at the end of 2010. At this time, FDsys will become GPO's electronic system of record. Migration of all content from GPO Access to FDsys will be complete by October 2010, and the two systems will run in parallel through the end of the year. Major collections including the Federal Register and United States Code are already available on FDsys.

What is GPO Access?

"GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted. This free service is funded by the Federal Depository Library Program and has grown out of Public Law 103-40, known as the Government Printing Office Electronic Information Enhancement Act of 1993." See the About GPO Access page for more information.

What is FDsys?

According to GPO, FDsys is a system that allows Federal content creators to easily create and submit content that can be preserved, authenticated, managed, and delivered upon request. As opposed to just being a content repository, it is a system that will continually be updated with new Federal content collections, and these collections will need to be refreshed and migrated over time. See the FDsys Info page for more information.


Posted by Julie L. Kimbrough on Thu. September 30, 2010 2:50 PM
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