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Demonstration videos of GPO’s FDsys database

Check out the search demonstrations of GPO’s FDsys (nee Future Digital System). GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) will “manage federal govt documents, allow them to be uploaded, accessed via the internet, included in the depository library program (italics added!), and preserved for the future.” The video images are a bit fuzzy, but you can see that the basic utility of FDsys from an end-user’s perspective is getting close to full functionality. I’m most interested in APIs and other tools and services for exporting large chunks of data and associated metadata for reuse, digital deposit into library repositories/LOCKSS caches etc and generally being able to expand on access, preservation and long-term sustainability. Hopefully, future video demonstrations will elaborate on those possibilities.

  • part 1: simple search
  • part 2: advanced search
  • part 3: citation search
  • part 4: boolean search
  • part 5 is mentioned in part 4, but there’s no video available as of 11/28/08 from GPO’s youtube page.

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