You have reached the Federal Depository Library Program Electronic Collection (FDLP/EC) Archive. This archive assures ongoing access to publications in the FDLP/EC. Access to publications in the archive is available through GPO's suite of cataloging and locator services, including the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. There is no direct browsing of the archive. Archived copies of publications are retrieved in the event that publications are no longer available from the original publishing agency site.

Permanent Public Access


Title 44 of the United States Code (44 U.S.C. Section 1911) stipulates that public access to official Government information products disseminated through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) must be maintained permanently in regional depository libraries and by depository libraries not served by a regional library. Since online products are not physically distributed to depository libraries for retention, GPO has assumed responsibility for the provision of permanent access to Government information products residing on FDsys servers.


GPO's permanent public access commitment is also met by bringing agency-disseminated Internet resources under the purview of GPO and incorporating them into a digital archive. GPO captures copies of agency electronic information products, and creates PURLs so that users will be automatically redirected to the archived products if the information is no longer accessible on the agency Web site. Please refer to the report Managing the FDLP Electronic Collection: A Policy and Planning Document for more information.



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