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LSCM Library Technical Services Information Portal: LTS Data

Provides lists of resources about cataloging government publications, information on the work and initiatives of Library Technical Services, and data about CGP records.

Overview

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) contains a great amount of information about the operations of the U.S. Federal Government as embodied by the resources that Library Technical Services (LTS) have cataloged. Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) and LTS plan to mine the CGP for data to tell stories about Federal Government information and the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and to represent LSCM’s work. In this section, we present various types of CGP statistics and offer several features for viewing and downloading the data.

We will periodically refresh the data on this page and replace the current data and visualizations with new elements. We welcome feedback and recommendations and will take them under advisement. Please submit your questions and suggestions via askGPO in the “Cataloging/Metadata (Policy and Records)” category.

CGP Data Dashboard (12/22/2022)

In March 2022, Library Services & Content Management’s Federal Depository Support Systems (FDSS) and Library Technical Services (LTS) collaborated on the creation and launch of the CGP Data Dashboard to visualize various aspects of the bibliographic records for Federal Government information products in the CGP. In December 2022, LTS refreshed the dashboard with data from the approximately 8,800 records cataloged by LTS staff members from January through June 2022. LTS will periodically add new data points and update the current ones.

Unreported Publications (8/24/2022)

Unreported publications are public information products that are not discoverable through the Government Publishing Office’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). LSCM compiles monthly statistics of the number of unreported publications submissions received through askGPO and other methods and the number of CGP records for those submissions. LSCM also provides selected data about those publications, such as the issuing agency and publication date.

To view the monthly data and the cumulated data for April 2021 through May 2022, please see the Reporting Publications page on FDLP.gov.

GPO Surpasses 2,000 Records for the Law Library of Congress Historical Reports Collaboration (8/24/2022)

Library Technical Services staff members surpassed the 2,000th record milestone for GPO’s collaboration with the Law Library of Congress to catalog digitized and born-digital historical legal reports. The number of reports cataloged is 2,198 as of August 22, 2022, which is 55% of the approximately 4,000 reports to be included in the partnership. The collaboration began in April 2020. In July, the Law Library of Congress celebrated the milestone of releasing over 3,000 digitized and born-digital reports in the Legal Reports (Publications of the Law Library of Congress) collection.

We compiled several statistics about the geographical, topical, and chronological coverage of the reports. These data points are based on the 2,167 records cataloged as of Monday, August 8th.

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Continents

No. of Records

% of Records

Africa

219

10.1%

Asia

1,010

46.6%

Europe

710

32.8%

North America

340

15.7%

Oceania

59

2.7%

Outer Space

1

0.05%

South America

324

15.0%

Top Ten Countries

No. of Records

% of Records

Japan

181

8.4%

People's Republic of China

179

8.3%

United Kingdom

104

4.8%

Canada

101

4.7%

Germany

97

4.5%

United States

90

4.2%

France

83

3.8%

Mexico

80

3.7%

Israel

70

3.2%

Republic of China

52

2.4%

043 Y

1,892

87.3%

043 N

275

12.7%

Top Ten LCSH Terms

No. of Records

% of Records

Emigration and immigration law

196

9.0%

Adoption

192

8.9%

Marriage law

152

7.0%

Divorce

120

5.5%

Citizenship

112

5.2%

Extradition

103

4.8%

Noncitizens

90

4.2%

Law

86

4.0%

Election law

82

3.8%

Firearms

77

3.6%

Publication Dates

No. of Records

% of Records

1950s

2

0.1%

1960s

177

8.2%

1970s

419

19.3%

1980s

302

13.9%

1990s

552

25.5%

2000s

543

25.1%

2010s

170

7.8%

2020s

1

0.05%

Other

1

0.05%

 

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