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Congressional Calendars Metadata Fields and Values

Metadata fields and values can be used to increase the relevancy of your searches. The metadata fields available for Congressional Calendars 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 list of field operators available for Congressional Calendars 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:ccal

"ccal” is used for Calendars

Government Author

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

governmentauthor:

governmentauthor:senate

 

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":"f:hc11.txt")

 

SuDoc Class Number

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

sudocclass:

sudocclass:"Y 1.2/2:"

Y 1.2/2: for house

Y 1.3/3: for senate

 

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:2009-01-12

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/CCAL-110hcal/pdf/CCAL-110hcal-pt1.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:"u.s. government printing office"

 

Branch

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

branch:

branch:legislative

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:110_senate_calendar

 

Record Origin

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

recordorigin:

recordorigin:"machine generated"

 

Title

The title of the document or article as published. For serials, will contain the name of the larger publication (for example "Federal Register") as well as the name of the individual article (for example, "Consolidation of the Fruit Fly Regulations").

title:

title:"bills in conference"

 

Congress Number

The number of the Congress responsible for the document. Congresses last for two years, so for example, the 110th Congress was in session from 2007 through 2008.

congress:

congress:109

 

Congress Session

The session of congress which produced the calendar.

session:

session:2

Possible Values:

1

2

Chamber of Congress

The chamber of congress who produced the calendar.

chamber:

chamber:senate

Possible Values:

house

senate

Calendar Edition

The edition of the calendar.

edition:

edition:final

Possible Values:

final

interim

daily

Calendar Section

The type of section the calendar granule represents. For example, "Union Calendar" or "Bills Through Conference".

ccalsection:

ccalsection:("Unanimous Consent Agreements")

 

Citation

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

citation:

citation:"Private Calendar No. 1"

 

Bill Number Citation

Reference to a bill number within the text of the calendar. For example, "H.R. 132" or "H. Con. Res. 132".

billscitation:

billscitation:"h.r. 1234"

 

Congressional Report Citation

Reference to a congressional report within the text of the calendar. For example, "H. Rept. 110-32".

crptcitation:

crptcitation:110-32

 

Calendar Number Citation

Reference to a calendar number within the text of the calendar. For example, "Union Calendar No. 132".

ccalcitation:

 

ccalcitation:"Private Calendar No. 1"

 

Reference Citation

Reference to another document within the text of a document.

refcitation:

refcitation:"H.R. 1"

 

 


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