On the both/and front, this is good news indeed. GPO will soon begin sharing its metadata from the Catalog of Government Publications (CGP) with the EBSCO discovery service. This will break down to govt documents silo, combine non-documents metadata with that from the federal govt, extend the findability of US govt publications to students and researchers, AND point them to depository libraries for access — all the things we’ve been advocating here at FGI! I hope GPO is talking with other database vendors to do the same.
Metadata from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) will soon be searchable through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing. EDS Customers will be able to search for federal records from the Government Printing Office’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.
The U.S Government Printing Office provides publishing & dissemination services for the official and authentic government publications to Congress, federal agencies, federal depository libraries, & the American public. GPO resources that will be available through EDS include federal publications from the following catalogues:
- Congressional Serial Set Catalog
- Congressional Publications
- GPO Access Publications
- Internet Publications
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