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This Toolbox lists resources for cataloging and processing U.S. federal government information. These tools are particularly helpful in understanding materials distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), which is administered by the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO). Most tools are freely available online. GPO staff catalog and index United States federal government publications, creating or adapting most of the MARC 21 records used by FDLP member libraries and many libraries globally via bibliographic utilities like OCLC Worldcat.
These resources are useful for both new and experienced library staff who catalog and process depository materials or want to understand GPO bibliographic records. Reference sources for cataloging, authority work, classification, and subject/genre analysis are included..
The content is organized in cataloging and processing workflow order.
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The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) distributes Government information free of cost to depository libraries, and the libraries provide free access for all users to this information. For assistance in your state and local area, search geographically for information specialists at your nearest Federal Depository Library. Library profiles include information about the library’s Congressional District, library and depository type, depository library number, the library’s physical address, type of collections, websites, and contacts.