November 4, 2011
GPO Access Goes Archive Only Once Today's Edition of Daily Updated Content Has Been Uploaded
From Cynthia Etkin's Nov. 3, 2011 message posted on multiple listservs:
GPO Access Goes Archive Only
On Friday, November 4, 2011, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) draws one step closer to shutting down GPO Access. Once the Friday editions of daily updated content (e.g., Federal Register, Congressional Record) have been uploaded, GPO will cease updating GPO Access in terms of both database content and HTML pages. This will mark the start of the archive only phase of GPO Access and new content will only be loaded to FDsys. During this phase, GPO Access will remain publicly accessible as a reference archive.
In order to make the switchover from GPO Access to FDsys as seamless as possible for users, GPO is in the process of creating one-to-one redirects from GPO Access content to the FDsys equivalent. This will ensure that bookmarks, Web links, URLs in print publications, and other GPO Access references point to valid Web resources. Once this has been completed, GPO Access will be taken offline. A date has not yet been established for the final shutdown of GPO Access; however, it is slated for fiscal year 2012.
Libraries should take this opportunity (if they have not already done so) to review their Web sites, presentations, brochures, and other materials that reference GPO Access and work to update or replace these materials. This includes imagery and URLs.
* Download FDsys logos <http://www.gpo.gov/fdsysinfo/logo.htm>
* View instructions on how to create links to FDsys content <http://www.gpo.gov/help/index.html#fdsys_url_structure.htm>
Thank you for your patience and assistance while we make this transition.
If you have questions or comments, please use the askGPO help service at: <http://gpo.custhelp.com/>. Select "FDsys" as the category and "GPO Access - FDsys Transition Question" as the sub-category.
Sr. Program Planning Specialist
Office of the Superintendent of Documents
U.S. Government Printing Office