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Federal Register Metadata Fields and Values

Metadata fields and values can be used to increase the relevancy of your searches. The metadata fields available for the Federal Register 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 Federal Register 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:fr

 “fr” is used for Federal Register

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:2006-09-28

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 issue or "package" as originally specified on www.gpoaccess.gov.

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

mods:identifier:(@type:"former identifier":"fr15oc07")

 

Former Identifier

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

formerid:

formerid:fr21no08-67

 

Stock Number

The 12 digit GPO Sales stock number for the publication or series.  Usually formatted like "769-004-00000-9".

stocknum

stocknum:769-004-00000-9

 

Sudoc Class Number

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

sudocclass:

sudocclass:"ae 2.7:"

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/FR-2006-08-01

 

ISSN

The ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) for the publication.

issn:

issn:0097-6326

 

Publisher

The government organization who publishes the document or publication.

publisher:

publisher:"u.s. government printing office"

 

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:2006_register

 

Record Origin

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

recordorigin:

recordorigin:"machine generated"

 

Publication Title

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

title:

title:"federal register"

 

Title

The title of the publication.

title:

title:"super bowl"

 

Volume

A new volume of the Federal Register is started every year. Volumes 59 (1994) forward are available on-line.

volume:

volume:71

 

Volume Year

The calendar year associated with the volume number.

volumeyear:

volumeyear:2006

Year format is YYYY

Issue

A new issue of the Federal Register is printed every day. Issue #1 is the first issue printed in the year.

issue:

issue:147

 

Part Number

Special parts of the Federal Register can be requested by agencies who have especially important regulations or notices to print. They are added to the end of the day's issue and start with Part II.

part:

part:IV

Possible Values:

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

VIII

IX

X

First Page

The number of the first page in the Federal Register document or issue if displayed on the More Information page for the entire issue. Specific pages can be searched using the firstpage and lastpage field operators.

firstpage:

firstpage:1234

 

Last Page

The number of the last page in the Federal Register document or issue if displayed on the More Information page for the entire issue. Specific pages can be searched using the firstpage and lastpage field operators.

lastpage:

lastpage:43345

 

Section

The section under which the rule, notice, proposed rule, or presidential document was published.

section:

section:notice

Possible Values:

rule

correct

notice

prorule, presdocu

sunshine unknown

Agency

The agency or sub-agency responsible for the rule, proposed rule, or notice.

agency:

agency:justice

 

Dates

Full text field which identifies the dates important to the regulation, such as the effective date, deadlines for comments, etc.

dates:

dates:effective

 

Effective Date

Effective date of the rule or proposed rule. Extracted automatically from the full text of the "Dates" field, so it may occasionally be inaccurate or missing.

effectivedate:

effectivedate:2006-08-31

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Comment Date

The due date for comments on a new rule, regulation or notice. Extracted automatically from the full text of the "Dates" field, so it may occasionally be inaccurate or missing.

commentdate:

commentdate:2006-08-31

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Compliance Date

The date when organizations must apply to new rules or regulations. This may be called the "applicability date" in many articles. Extracted automatically from the full text of the "Dates" field, so it may be inaccurate or missing.

compliancedate:

compliancedate:2006-08-01

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Public Meeting Date

The date of any scheduled public meetings on the notice. Extracted automatically from the full text of the "Dates" field, so it may occasionally be inaccurate or missing.

publicmeetingdate:

publicmeetingdate:2006-10-30

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

FR Doc No.

The Federal Register Document Number of the article, usually a number such as 06-13232 or E6-12312.

frdocno:

frdocno:06-8266

 

Granule ID

The identifier of the granule, usually a number such as 06-13232 or E6-12312.

granuleid:

granuleid:06-8266

Same as Federal Register Document Number (frdocno:)

Docket Numbers

Any of various document docket numbers assigned to the rule or notice by the submitting organizations.

docketnumbers:

docketnumbers:epa-hq-ord-2006-0310

 

RIN Number

The Regulation ID number associated with the rule or notice.

rinnumber:

rinnumber:3206-aj69

 

Billing Code

The billing code associated with the rule or notice. Usually a number such as "6325-48-P"

billingcode:

billingcode:6325-48-p

 

Action

The action being taken by the agency such as proposed rule, notice, or request for comments, etc.

action:

action:"reopening of comment period"

 

Summary

Summary of the rule or notice.

summary:

summary:airworthiness

 

Contact Information

Contact information for more information about the notice or rule.

contact:

contact:fax

 

Presidential Document Type

The type of presidential document (e.g. determination, proclamation, executive order) printed in the Federal Register including the document number and date.

presdoctype:

presdoctype:procla

Possible Values:

determ

execord

prmemo

prnotice

procla

unknown

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:21

 

Presidential Date

The date of the presidential determination, notice, memo, executive order, or proclamation.

presdocdate:

presdocdate:2006-08-21

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

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

 

Contents Heading

The heading for the document as listed in the Federal Register table of contents. Typically something like "Meetings:".

contentsheading:

contentsheading:meetings

 

Citation

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

citation:

citation:"71 fr 39214"

 

CFR Citation

Referenced title and part number from the Code of Federal Regulations, in standard citation format, for example "14 CFR Part 802" or "14 CFR Chapter IV".

cfrcitation:

cfrcitation:"5 cfr 1001"

 

CFR Subjects

Subject keywords from any CFR sections that are associated with the document.

cfrsubjects:

cfrsubjects:transportation

 

Presidential Document Citation

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

presdoccitation:

presdoccitation:"determination 2007-2"

 

Reference Citation

Reference to another document within the text of a document.

refcitation:

refcitation:"5 cfr 1001"

 


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