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GPO Forecasting the Future With FDLP Partners

In administering the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) in partnership with Federal depository libraries, GPO relies heavily upon Title 44 of the United States Code, GPO’s A Strategic Vision for the 21st Century (PDF) document, the Depository Library Council document Knowledge Will Forever Govern (PDF), along with policy documents, whitepapers, and of course feedback from our FDLP partners.

At the Spring Depository Library Council Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, GPO had a session on Shaping and Transforming the Future of the FDLP. A deliverable from this session is that we are preparing a draft Strategic Plan for the next Federal Depository Library Conference and Fall Depository Library Council Meeting.

I am very interested in your thoughts on additional sources of information GPO should consider as we prepare this document, thinking 10 or more years out into the future, and the impact of potential technology changes. As an example, if you have not seen The Elon University/Pew Internet Project site Imagining the Internet: A History and Forecast is worth reading. Of particular note is the Forward 150, Back 150 section.

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