The live training webinar, “FDsys Tips and Tricks,” that was postponed due to last week’s East Coast snowstorm, will be offered on Monday, February 10, 2014.
Register today for “FDsys Tips and Tricks.”
Summary: This webinar will review numerous tips for navigating FDsys such as viewing historical editions of publications, locating related resources, downloading part of all of a publication, working with the U.S. Congressional Serial Set on FDsys, making use of the “Document in Context” feature, and much more.
GPLNE meeting March 18, 2014 at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.
Portland Public Library (Portland, Maine) has agreed to host our October GPLNE meeting. The meeting will be on October 26th at 9am.
Recently posted at the FDLP Desktop
As part of standard technology refresh, Browse Topics has been relaunched. With help from summer intern, Greg Gamel, the site features a new template design, search engine friendly URLs, and upgraded backend components.
Browse Topics is a service partnership between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Since 2002, OSU's Browse Topics has provided the public with topical pathways to Government information. Listings are maintained by volunteer, professional librarians.
Become a contributor and share your expertise in Government information and Web sites with the public.
If you haven't had a chance to view the webinar at the FDLP Desktop on searching FDSys you should. It takes about ten minutes. The webinar does a nice job of explaining the search basics of the system. This is the info and the link from the Desktop.
GPO is pleased to present the first in a series of training video modules on its Federal Digital System (FDsys). The module focuses on basic search techniques and working with FDsys search results and can be accessed from the fdlp.gov homepage, as well as fromgpo.gov. Options for closed captioning, enlarging the video, and volume control are available from the menu in the bottom right-hand corner of the video screen.
All are encouraged to view and share this FDsys tutorial. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements of releases of additional modules.
Here's a link to a Google map I have created of all the library locations participating in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
On March 16, 2012, after 16 years of keeping America informed, GPO Access will shut down.
On this day, one-to-one redirects will be activated that will direct users from GPO Access URLs to the FDsys equivalent. In the event that an exact equivalent could not be provided, users will be directed to the best available resource or the FDsys homepage. Read the GPO Access to FDsys Transition project page for more information.
Please update your bookmarks! These redirects will be enabled for at least one year; however, the exact timeframe has not yet been determined.
Use the thread on the FDLP Community forum for questions about the shutdown.
From the FDLP desktop news recently
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is providing public access to the newly discovered audio tape recording of conversations between various individuals in Washington and Air Force One pilots and officials on board during the flight from Dallas to Andrews Air Force Base following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
Available on FDsys, this digitized version of the two hour and twenty-two minute recording was donated to the National Archives by the Raab Collection. The tapes were found among other papers and memorabilia of Army Gen. Chester “Ted” Clifton, Jr., who served as senior military aide to President Kennedy. The White House Communications Agency (WHCA) provided the tapes to Gen. Clifton. The conversations were captured by WHCA, which routed all phone calls and radio traffic. The recording includes references to new code names and incidents, among them are:
The digitized recording is being made available electronically to Federal depository libraries on FDsys, under:
I've uploaded the combined selection lists for Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont to the documents area of the website. This is the updated list for this year.