Home » post » GPO Continues Its Move To Cloud Technology With Library Community Websites

Our mission

Free Government Information (FGI) is a place for initiating dialogue and building consensus among the various players (libraries, government agencies, non-profit organizations, researchers, journalists, etc.) who have a stake in the preservation of and perpetual free access to government information. FGI promotes free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy and research.

GPO Continues Its Move To Cloud Technology With Library Community Websites

Press Release from GPO:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2016 No. 16-05


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) continues to embrace technological innovation by transitioning its Integrated Library System (ILS) public websites to the cloud using Amazon Cloud Services. This move supports the Federal Cloud First policy that encourages agencies to take advantage of cloud computing opportunities. The cloud improves performance of these sites during peak traffic times, giving the user faster search results and content downloads.

• The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP): http://catalog.gpo.gov
• The Federal Depository Library Directory: http://catalog.gpo.gov/fdlpdir/FDLPdir.jsp
• MetaLib: http://metalib.gpo.gov/

GPO recently became the first legislative branch agency to successfully move its email to the cloud. The transition creates benefits of a larger mailbox size, increased email archiving, anti-spam and malware services, collaboration tools and online meeting capabilities. GPO’s IT infrastructure has been simplified and users are experiencing greater functionality since the implementations.

Full press release [PDF].

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.