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FDLP Coordinator Calendar: August

Suggested tasks, tips, training, and other resources for busy depository coordinators.

FDLP Tip of the Month

The Modified List of Classes is updated twice a month and includes additional List of Classes fields such as a column to properly content sort by SuDoc call number, agency, & department.

Reference Resource of the Month

Government Information Online is a reference service specifically for government information. If you have a reference question you cannot answer, you can refer patrons to this service.

If you are interested in joining the project and using your government information expertise to answer questions, you can volunteer (email fdlpou[email protected] to be put in touch with the project coordinator).

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Task of the Month


What is LRPR?  It's the Legal Requirements and Program Regulations of the Federal Depository Library Program.

Why should you read it?  Because this is the document that lays out what your obligations are as a participating member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). 

What should I do if I have questions about something I read in LRPR?  Contact GPO's Federal Depository Support Services at 202-512-1119 or [email protected].

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Agency of the Month

Department of Defense    logo for Defense department

The Department of Defense is a large and complex agency - for a good outline of all its components and an organizational chart, refer to the U.S. Government Manual. The department is headed by the Secretary of Defense.

The Army, Navy, and Marine Corps ere established in 1775. The War Department, predecessor to the Department of Defense, was established in 1789. The Coast Guard was established in 1790 (it is under the Department of Homeland Security in peace time), and the Department of the Navy in 1798. The services were unified into the National Military Establishment in 1947, which replaced the War Department; that is also the year the Air Force was established.  The National Military Establishment was renamed the Department of Defense in 1949.

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) has a wealth of information available.

DOD Video

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Trivia / Social Media Suggestions

Check out and share photos from the Defense Department's photo gallery.

Have some spare time this summer? Try out your art skills with #ColorOurCollections

August 15, 1914: the Panama Canal opened to traffic

August 25, 1916: the National Park Service was established

August 28, 1963: Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington.

August 31, 1890: First recorded narcotics seizure (opium) by the U.S. Revenue Cutter Wolcott

The Naval History and Heritage Command has collected oral histories from various wars

Holidays, Special Days, and Observances

DOD Feature Stories

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