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FDLP Resource Guides
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FDLP Coordinator Calendar

Task of the Month

PURL Usage Reporting Tool

It's important to know what kind of usage your depository collection gets (administrators like to ask you this question), but it can also be hard to know how to track usage of online material. GPO's PURL Usage Reporting Tool helps you track who is clicking on the PURLs that you include in your catalog and websites. To make the tool work, you need to sign in and set up some IP addresses you would like it to track. You'll be able to access a monthly report with some useful statistics.

FDLP Tips of the Month

  • Is your entry in the Federal Depository Library Directory up to date? If you want to make a change, the designated library coordinator can log in to askGPO and make the edit. If you want to change a field that you can't edit, contact the Federal Depository Support Services at askGPO.
  • Keep in mind when offering too that GPO has a Needs List (for digitization).

Reference Resource of the Month

Check out the Online Web Soil Survey, which has soil data produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. 

 soil orders map

Trivia / Social Media Suggestions

Date Event
April 2, 1792 The Coinage Act established the U.S. Mint.
April 9, 1866 Civil Rights Act of 1866 was passed.
April 11, 1968 Civil Rights Act of 1968 and Indian Civil Rights Act were passed.
April 15, 1912 R.M.S. Titanic sinks.
April 24, 1800 The Library of Congress was established.

Executive Department of the Month

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Main Website
Vision "To provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation's natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands."
Established 1862 (Morrill Act) and later in 1889 with Cabinet status
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack
Additional USDA Resources

Some images from the USDA Pomological Watercolor CollectionFragaria: DunmoreFragaria: Middlefield, and  Fragaria: Golden Gate.