US GPO Task Force Seeks Comments From the Public

Comment Period Closes October 14, 2022

Draft Report Available

The draft report of the GPO Director’s Task Force on a Digital Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is now available for public comment through October 14, 2022.

In response to a recommendation of the Depository Library Council (DLC), GPO Director Hugh Halpern established a Task Force to study the feasibility of an all-digital FDLP. The 23-member Task Force has representation from the DLC, depository libraries of different types and sizes, library association representatives, Federal agencies, and GPO. The Task Force has been working throughout the year to investigate whether an all-digital FDLP is possible, and if so, to define the scope of an all-digital depository program and make recommendations as to how to implement and operate such a program. The Task Force’s purview included an examination of the current landscape in FDLs, of FDLP-related operations at the GPO, and of the dissemination of publications by Federal agencies.

Public comments will be reviewed thoroughly by the Task Force and evaluated for inclusion in the final report, which will be available to the FDLP community in late 2022.