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Compilation of Presidential Documents Metadata Fields and Values

Metadata fields and values can be used to increase the relevancy of your searches. The metadata fields available for Compilation of Presidential Documents are listed in the table below. Metadata fields and values are used throughout FDsys for

  • Narrowing Your Search,

  • Browsing Government Publications,

  • Field Operators,

  • Advanced Search , and

  • Display on More Information Pages.

 

Metadata fields and values can be entered into the Search Box using field operators. The field operators available for the Compilation of Presidential Documents are listed in the table below, along with examples for each metadata field. How to Use Field Operators

 

A quick reference guide of metadata fields and values is available in PDF format here.

 

Additionally, some of these metadata fields are made available for use on the Advanced Search page. The metadata values can be entered in the same format for the fields available on the Advanced Search Page. How to Use Advanced Search

 

Metadata Field Display Name

Metadata Field Definition

Field Operator

Field Operator Example

Notes

Collection

The collection to which the document belongs. Typically the same as the publication or series.

collection:

 

collection:cpd

"cpd" is used for Compilation of Presidential Documents

Government Author

The names of the Government organizations responsible for authoring or assembling the document.

governmentauthor:

governmentauthor:"national archives and records administration"

 

Publication Date

The date the document was first made available to the public.

publishdate:

publishdate:2006-09-30

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Language

The language code of the original document, from the ISO639-2b standard.

language:

language:en

 

Former Package ID

The document ID of the "package" as originally specified on www.gpoaccess.gov.

mods:identifier:(@type:"former package identifier":______)

mods:identifier:(@type:"former package identifier":"pd01my06_txt")

 

Former Identifier

The document ID of the article on the former www.gpoaccess.gov website.

formerid:

formerid:pd01my06_txt-5

 

SuDoc Class Number

The SuDoc class number from the U.S. Superintendent of Documents which classifies Government publications by publishing agency.

sudocclass:

sudocclass:"AE 2.109:"

The SuDoc Class Numbers in FDsys are  at the class stem level, not the book number level.

Ingestion Date

The date the document was ingested into the FDsys preservation repository.

ingestdate:

ingestdate:2008-12-29

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Electronic Location (URL)

The URL where the document or the document in context (the content detail page) is located.

url:

url:"http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/WCPD-2006-01-16/pdf/WCPD-2006-01-16-Pg26-2.pdf"

 

Publisher

The government organization who publishes the document or publication. Not typically the Government Printing Office (who serves as the printer and distributor), except in the case of Congressional publications.

publisher:

publisher:"office of the federal register"

 

Branch

The branch of Government responsible for the document's contents.

branch:

branch:executive

Possible Values:

executive

legislative

judicial

Type of Resource

The media type for the document, typically "text". Defined as part of the Library of Congress MODS standard.

typeofresource:

typeofresource:text

 

WAIS Database Name

The name of the WAIS database to which the document belonged in the former GPO Access system.

waisdbname:

waisdbname:2008_presidential_documents

 

Record Origin

How the record was originally generated. Typically "machine generated."

recordorigin:

recordorigin:"machine generated"

 

Publication Title

The title of the publication. Individual Presidential documents can be searched using the title field operator.

title:

title:"compilation of presidential documents"

 

Title

The title of the publication.

title:

title:"super bowl"

 

Volume

A new volume of the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is started every year. Volumes 29 (1993) through Volume 44 (2008) are available on-line. It is expected that after year 2008 the CPD will switch to a daily compilation format.

volume:

volume:42

 

Issue

A new issue of the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is printed every week. Issue #1 is the first issue printed in the year.

issue:

issue:6

 

Document Frequency

The frequency that each volume is published.

frequency:

frequency:weekly

Possible Values:

weekly

daily

Document Category

The category as displayed in the table of contents of the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents or as listed on daily presidential documents.

cpdcategory:

cpdcategory:proclamations

Possible Values:

See list below.

Presidential Document

Number

The unique number of the presidential executive order (e.g. "12948"), determination (e.g. "95-21"), or proclamation (e.g. "6806").

presdocnum:

presdocnum:2005-16

 

President

The full and official name of the president who issued the presidential document, for example William J. Clinton or George W. Bush.

president:

president:bush

 

Name

The names of individuals mentioned in the presidential document.

name:

name:durbin

Searching on this field will also return results for President and Congress Member values.

Location

The location field at the end of presidential documentation which contains information about where the event took place.

location:

location:"washington, dc"

 

Subject

The subject field at the bottom of presidential documents which contains information about the subject of the document.

subject:

subject:agriculture

 

Notes

The note field at the end of presidential documents which typically contains information about how and when the document or event was printed, published, broadcast, or released.

notes:

notes:"rose garden"

 

Page Number Range

The number of the first and last page of the document. Specific pages can be searched using the firstpage and lastpage field operators. Values are always integers.

firstpage:

lastpage:

firstpage:35

lastpage:37

 

Citation

The GPO standard method for searching citation references from the selected publication.

citation:

citation:"42 wcpd 2207"

 

Presidential Document Citation

Reference to a presidential document number within the text of a document.

presdoccitation:

presdoccitation:2005-16

 

Code of Federal Regulations Citation

Reference to a title and part number from the Code of Federal Regulations within the text of the document.

cfrcitation:

cfrcitation:"14 CFR 802"

cfrcitation:"14 CFR Chapter IV"

 

Public or Private Law Citation

Reference to a public or private law within the text of the document.

 

 

 

Reference Citation

Reference to another document within the text of a document.

refcitation:

refcitation:"2005-16"

 

 

Document Category Metadata Values

The following is a list of the metadata values which can be used when limiting your search using the Document Category advanced search field or the cpdcategory: field operator.

  • Addresses to the Nation

  • Addresses and Remarks

  • Appointments and Nominations

  • Bill Signings and Vetoes

  • Communications to Congress

  • Communications to Federal Agencies

  • Directives

  • Executive Orders

  • Interviews With the News Media

  • Joint Statements

  • Letters and Messages

  • Meetings With Foreign Leaders and International Officials

  • Notices

  • Proclamations

  • Resignations and Retirements

  • Statements by the President

  • Digest of White House Announcements

  • Nominations Submitted to the Senate

  • Checklist of White House Press Releases

  • Acts approved by the President

  • Exchanges With Reporters

  • Interviews

  • Joint News Conferences

  • News Conferences

 


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