Library Technical Services is engaged in numerous initiatives. We provide brief descriptions of several major undertakings and will occasionally update the descriptions and include new projects. For information about the various opportunities to collaborate with GPO, please visit the Partnerships page on FDLP.gov.
Description: In September 2018, the Library of Congress began releasing Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports to the public at crsreports.congress.gov. The GPO catalogs individual reports in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). The PURLS in the GPO records link directly to the CRS site. As these reports are updated frequently, the GPO has cataloged each report as an integrating resource.
Timeframe: 2018- | Scope: approximately 10,000 publications | Status: December 2022, 8,306 records | CGP search: wlts=CRSREP
Description: GPO catalogs content in the Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER) service that is in scope of the FDLP.
Timeframe: 2013- | Status: December 2022, 2,009 records | CGP search: wcat= FRASER
Description: The Law Library of Congress and GPO are collaborating on a multi-year project to catalog thousands of digitized and born-digital historical legal reports. The Law Library of Congress is digitizing the reports, and LTS is cataloging the reports in OCLC and the CGP.
Timeframe: 2019- | Scope: 5,000 publications | Status: December 2022, 2,758 records | CGP search: wlts=LCLAWLIB
Law Library of Congress collection: Legal Reports (Publications of the Law Library of Congress)
Description: The Law Library of Congress and GPO are partnering on a decade-long effort to digitize and make accessible volumes of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set back to the first volume, which was published in 1817. The project encompasses more than 15,000 volumes and 9.4 million pages of House and Senate documents and reports of various types and executive department publications, such as annual reports.
Timeframe: 2019- | Scope: 350,000 publications | Status: August 2022, 13,815 records | CGP search: wlts=SERIALSET?
GovInfo collection: Congressional Serial Set
Description: The University of Minnesota (UMN) Libraries and LTS are working together to catalog publications of several ceased U.S. Federal Government agencies: Office of Education, Department of the Interior (SuDoc class I 16), Department of the Navy (SuDoc class N), War Department (SuDoc class W). The UMN Libraries staff scan the title pages of the publications and provide metadata elements and distribution information to LTS, and LTS staff members create new records or adapt existing records in OCLC and the CGP.
Timeframe: 2019- | Scope: 1,000 publications | Status: December 2022, 628 records | CGP search: wlts=MINN?
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