Management / FDLP (Federal
Depository Library Program) Desktop
The Instructions to Depository Libraries
contains the requirements that all depository libraries must follow. This
section of the FDLP Desktop provides resources that will assist you in
administering your depository operation to be compliant with the Instructions.
These include guidance for establishing policies, resources and tools to help
you build your collection and services, and a location from which to conduct
business with LPS.
to Depository Libraries / FDLP
Topics / GPO Access &
University of Central Oklahoma
Topical pathfinders for government
Doc / Government Documents
Roundtable of the American Library Association
Database of U.S.,
international, foreign, state and commercial CDs used in government publications
- Documents Center / University of Michigan
One of the most
comprehensive government publications library web sites in existence.
- Federal Agency Internet
Sites / GPO Access &
Search or browse agency internet sites whose listings are based on the
U.S. Government Manual.
- FirstGov / Office of FirstGov-General Services
Portal to U.S. federal and state government web sites.
- Frequently Used Government
Sites / Vanderbilt
regularly updated list of heavily used government web sites. Arranged by type of
government and subject.
- GPO Access Finding
Aids / Government Printing
Consolidated list of GPO Access finding aids. Some are oriented to
librarians, some to patrons.
Government Publications / U of
This page is an attempt to track printed government publications that
are migrating to the Internet by identifying URLs and linking them directly to
the electronic documents.
- U.S. Government
Documents Ready Reference Collection / Columbia University
This is a subject
arrangement of the most frequently used depository document titles at Columbia
University Libraries. Each title may be available in different formats: print,
microfiche, web, CD-ROM, so the formats for each title are
Download depository graphics here. For general downloading
guidelines, see the
- Help page associated with the Model Depository
Depository Web Page / GInformation
A Web page template for government information is offered here
for the small- or medium-sized library. The "Template" may be quickly and easily
edited and loaded. The "Help" page includes hints and tips to assist the novice
with downloading the Template and making many small alterations.
- Web Style
Guide / Yale University
style guide is one of the best ones around. If you start at the beginning it
will guide you through the process of designing a web page from start to
- W3C Validator: Link/Load/HTML
Before you load your new or revised site, run it through this
check. The html coding, page sizes and links will be checked to make sure every
thing is current and correct. It will also tell you how quickly your page loads
for users with different speeds of modem. This is especially important if you
use lots of graphics which slow down page loading.
- Direct Links To Thomas
Documents / Thomas
on a database and its search results generally lead to temporary urls. This
guide will show you how to make links to permanent urls.
- Establishing HTML Links to
Documents in GPO WAIS Databases /
GPO database search results generally lead to temporary urls. This
page contains GPO's instructions on creating permanent links to database
- Finding And
Establishing Direct Links To Thomas And GPO Access Documents / Law Librarian's Society of Washington,
This site covers the same territory as the two above, but it's less
technical, more explanatory and an alternative if the other sites are down.
- HTML 4.01
Tells you everything you need to know about html in general
and tags in particular.
There may be times that you want to use a special character
such as the copyright symbol or a character that would otherwise be reserved for
html coding (such as in the paranthetical comment above). This table tells you
the codes to generate those characters without interfering the function of the
html coding on the page.
You can use this tool to modify images of all types, not just
gifs, so that the file size is smaller and page-load time is faster without
compromising the look of the image.