The U.S. Government Publishing Office is regularly updated. GPO provides cataloging guidelines for bibliographic cataloging, name authorities, subject cataloging and other metadata schemes and lists the standards GPO applies in cataloging. A List of Major Changes to the GPO Guidelines Guidelines provides descriptions about significant modifications. GPO is a member of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), whose programs define high quality cataloging standards for members who contribute bibliographic records and related data to bibliographic utilities and also contribute to the National Authority File. A PDF version of the Guidelines is published semiannually. Questions on GPO-specific practices in the guidelines are submitted through askGPO indicating “Cataloging: Policies & Practices” in the subject area and answers are archived and searchable.
The Superintendent of Documents Classification Guidelines were developed by staff in the U.S. Government Publishing Office in 2017, Library Services and Content Management, Library Technical Services section, with assistance from other staff.
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