The following message was posted to the FDLP-L mailing list today:
The first FDLP web-based training session is now available for viewing in the GPO OPAL archive at http://www.opal-online.org/archiveGPO.htm.
Linda Resler, Manager of GPO’s Library Technical Services Support, demonstrated the functionality of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) and provided tips for successful searching. This session will assist new users of the CGP, including depository library staff and the general public, in navigating through the online catalog as they search for U.S. Government information.
Watch for announcements of other GPO online training sessions in the coming months, including live, interactive sessions, as we develop future programs. All sessions will be archived on the GPO OPAL site, so you will have convenient access at all times.
If you have questions or comments, please use the GPO online help service
To ensure that your question is routed to the correct area, please choose the category “Federal Depository Libraries” and the appropriate subcategory, if any. You may also contact the GPO Customer Contact Center at 866-512-1800 (Toll-free), or at 202-512-1800 (DC Metropolitan Area), Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., EST.
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I’ve had a chance to this training and I think many will find it helpful. Slides 1-12 deal with background in the development of the Catalog of Government Publications, but after that is a solid tutorial for first time users. I’d strongly encourage people to sit through this 34 minute presentation to get a sense of this great finding aid.