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GPO’s Future Digital System has a blog

As previously announced here and on govdoc-l by GPO staff, the Requirements Document and other documents related to the new Future Digital System have been posted to the GPO web site.

Checking out where the documents were posted, I was impressed to find a blog linked off the main FDSys page. Good work GPO! At least your new Office of Innovation and New Technology is using communication tools of the 21st Century. Hopefully it will stay updated. I didn’t see any content dated later than May 23, 2005.

I’m surprised they didn’t announce the blog at the time they announced the availability of the FDSys documents. But since they’ve announced the page that has a link to their blog, I don’t feel bad about drawing attention to it.

So, if you want to see what GPO has planned for the future, cruise on over to http://fdsys.blogspot.com/ and start reading and commenting!

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  1. Now we want more! I’d particularly like to see an RSS feed so that
    we can automatically see when this page has been updated!

  2. Today’s post on the GPO blog states that they now have an Atom feed. So add to your favorite RSS reader (I like the Sage extension in Firefox!) and keep track of what’s going on over at the GPO FDSys blog. I wonder if anyone there has added the FGI feed?

  3. Thanks to GPO for providing an Atom Feed! This is really
    encouraging and makes it so much easier to keep up!

  4. I’ve just stuck their feed into Blogines! Plus I got a reply to the question I posted on their search thread. Amazing response time from GPO these days.

    I’m still wondering about the lack of publicity surrounding this blog. You’d think they be shouting this from the rooftops to show technologically hip they are.
    “And besides all that, what we need is a decentralized, distributed system of depositing electronic files to local libraries willing to host them.” — Daniel Cornwall, tipping his hat to Cato the Elder for the origina

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