GPO Kicks Off Initiative to Help Libraries Enhance Government Information Collections

WASHINGTON —U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has kicked off a Library Services & Content Management (LSCM) Pilot Projects Initiative to help Federal Depository Library Initiative (FDLP) libraries make Government information more discoverable for the American public. Through the pilot initiative, GPO teammates will visit libraries across the Nation to assess the condition of tangible documents, conduct item-level inventories, catalog, and digitize Government collections. GPO selected Utah State University’s Merrill Cazier Library as the first LSCM pilot initiative participant.

“GPO is excited to work with Merrill Cazier Library on this initiative to enhance access to Government information,” said GPO Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern. “This project is a great step in continuing to support and cultivate an America Informed. We are also excited about the opportunity to work with other libraries in the future. As always, we are thankful to the libraries in our FDLP community who help us deliver trusted information to the American people.”

In the first Pilot Projects Initiative, GPO will catalog and digitize 200–300 documents, pamphlets and other materials from the U.S. Department of War from World War II (1941–1945). In future projects, GPO will digitize publications in the areas of voting, civil rights, women’s suffrage, tribal rights, the environment, the establishment of national parks, and more. GPO will announce selections for the second project in late spring or early summer of 2022. GPO expects to have the documents from the first Pilot Projects Initiative with Merrill Cazier Library available on govinfo in Winter 2023.

GPO is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through and partnerships with approximately 1,100 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit

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