Thursday, March 9, 2006
Site Visit - GPO Future Digital System (FDSys)
US Government Printing Office
732 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 20401
The proposed FDsys will ingest, preserve, and provide access to the information produced by the U.S. Government--including information produced by all three branches of Government --and to the material currently in the custody of the Government Printing Office (GPO). The proposed system is envisioned as a comprehensive, systematic, and dynamic means for preserving any kind of content, independent of specific hardware and/or software. The system will enable GPO customers to obtain hard copy publications and to electronically access the content they want, and it will enable GPO to deliver that content in the formats its customer's desire. The system should automate many of the content lifecycle processes and make it easier to deliver the content in formats suited to the needs of GPO customers. The proposed system is required to be policy neutral so that it can support not only GPO's current operational policies but also changes that are expected to emerge. For more information about GPO's FDsys visit http://www.gpo.gov/projects/fdsys.htm.