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Our mission

Free Government Information (FGI) is a place for initiating dialogue and building consensus among the various players (libraries, government agencies, non-profit organizations, researchers, journalists, etc.) who have a stake in the preservation of and perpetual free access to government information. FGI promotes free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy and research.

FGI speaking engagements

Below are a list of places and conferences to which FGI volunteers have been invited to speak about the future of government information.

GPO essential titles survey

Survey to Identify Essential Titles for Public Use in Paper or Other Tangible Format

The Government Printing Office (GPO) seems to be hearing librarians’ footsteps. In an effort to seem responsive to the FDLP community, GPO recently released a survey to “identify items that should be added to the “list of Essential Titles for Public Use in Paper Format.” GPO requests that the survey be completed by March 18 so that they may compile the data and bring the results to the Depository Library Council (DLC) meeting in April.

We’d love to hear your comments on the survey. Please post a comment here (they can be anonymous). We will bring these comments to DLC to share with the entire community.


There are many issues surrounding the future of government information. FGI has identified the three core and overlapping issues of access to, preservation of, and privacy for users of government information. See the pages below for more information on each of these issues.