Hugh Nathanial Halpern, director of the Government Publishing Office, has designated a task force to examine the feasibility of making the Federal Depository Library Program all-digital.
The 23-member task force will provide recommendations for how to implement and run a digital FDLP and submit a final report to the GPO director by December, GPO said Wednesday.
GPO expects the feasibility study to look into the current state of federal depository libraries and federal agencies’ dissemination of publications.
“Technology has changed since GPO began putting information online in 1994, and so has our Agency,” said Halpern.
“It is crucial to our democracy that GPO continue to adapt and meet our customers where they are. Thank you to the members of the library community and all of our partners for their commitment to making Government information even more accessible in the future. I look forward to the Task Force’s recommendations,” he added.
The Task Force on a Digital Federal Depository Library Program is composed of members from the Depository Library Community, Depository Library Council, library associations and federal agencies.