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FDSys webinar

posted Jan 28, 2014, 6:00 AM by Gregory Curtis

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.”

  • Start Time: 2:00pm, Eastern Time
  • Duration: 60 minutes

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

posted Jan 28, 2014, 6:00 AM by Gregory Curtis

GPLNE meeting March 18, 2014 at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.  

GPLNE Meeting

posted Oct 12, 2012, 6:57 AM by Gregory Curtis

Portland Public Library (Portland, Maine) has agreed to host our October GPLNE meeting. The meeting will be on October 26th at 9am.

Browse Topics Site

posted Aug 17, 2012, 6:18 AM by Gregory Curtis

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 Refreshed :: Screenshot of the newly refreshed site.

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.

Web tutorial

posted Aug 2, 2012, 12:46 PM by Gregory Curtis

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.

Depository Selection Information Managment System

posted May 1, 2012, 4:37 AM by Gregory Curtis

Recently posted at the FDLP Desktop
Depository Selection Information Management System (DSIMS) LaunchedPDFPrintE-mail
Written on Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Federal depository libraries can now view their selection profiles and drop item numbers with the Depository Selection Information Management System (DSIMS). 

This new system replaces the Depository Distribution Information System (DDIS), which was a legacy mainframe system that was used to manage List of Classes data, library item selections, and distribution information since 1982.

With the launch of DSIMS, libraries can now add publications at any time. There will no longer be an Annual Item Selection Update Cycle. 

As part of this system migration, approximately 900 new item numbers have been created as part of the effort to move toward a one-to-one relationship been item numbers and SuDoc stems. This now allows libraries to select publications more precisely by format.

We recommend that libraries consult the updated List of Classes, which will be released in the coming weeks, the spreadsheet of the newly-created item numbers, and WEBTech Notes in order to re-evaluate your library's item selection profile.

This is a preliminary release of the system. More advanced features and other materials will be released in the near future.

Read Amending Your Library’s Item Selection Profile in order to access the system, access the tutorial, view the newly-created item numbers, and more.

Map of Locations

posted Mar 16, 2012, 11:34 AM by Gregory Curtis   [ updated Mar 16, 2012, 11:36 AM ]

Here's a link to a Google map I have created of all the library locations participating in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

GPO Access

posted Mar 8, 2012, 12:00 PM by Gregory Curtis

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.

JFK Tapes

posted Feb 7, 2012, 4:53 AM by Gregory Curtis

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:

  • A private conversation by head of the Secret Service Jerry Behn about the disposition of the President’s body.
  • An expanded conversation about how to remove the President's body from the plane and where to take it.
  • An urgent effort by an aide to Air Force Chief of Staff Curtis LeMay to reach General Clifton; and attempts to locate various Congressmen from Texas.

The digitized recording is being made available electronically to Federal depository libraries on FDsys, under:

  • Title: Post JFK assassination Air Force One flight deck recording
  • Class: AE 1.102:AS 7/2

  • Item Number: 0569-B-02

  • PURL: http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo18335
  • CGP System Number: 000864232

Tri-State Selection List for 2011-2012

posted Jan 5, 2012, 6:57 AM by Gregory Curtis

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.

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