From the FDLP Connection Article:
With an interest in increasing public access to court opinions, the Judicial Conference approved a recommendation of its Court Administration and Case Management Committee for a pilot project to make lower Federal court opinions available through FDsys. The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has been working closely with the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) to make this a reality.
The United States Courts Opinions collection in FDsys contains opinions from the Federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. The pilot recently moved from the development phase to the test phase. Initial testing is with three courts: the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, United States District Court District of Rhode Island, and United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida. The number of courts participating in the pilot will rapidly expand to twelve and, after testing, to more than thirty. The content of this collection dates back to April 2004, though searchable electronic holdings for some courts may be incomplete for this earlier time period.
Other Feature Articles FDLP Connection (October 2011, Vol. 1. No. 3) Include:
A Cause for Celebration: Towson University Joins the FDLP
FDsys Training: Educating the Public on the Next Generation of Government Information Online
Making the Agency Connection: LSCM Working with Agencies to Benefit the FDLP
“Public Documents Our Specialty” – GPO’s Public Documents Library 1895–1971, Part 2: Changing Times
GPO Welcomes a New Librarian to its Staff
It’s That Time Again: The 2011 Biennial Survey of Depository Libraries
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