March 9, 2012
GPO Access Shuts Down Next Week
GPO Access is closing on March 16th, or next Friday from the date of this posting. So, one question, and probably more if I browsed around the FDsys.gov site more, and that is what's up with the e-CFR? The link on the FDsys page links back to, ah, GPO Access. Will this be transitioned by next week? I ask as it is a really useful resource. And while we're at it, why no easy links to the List of Sections Affected? It does appear, but one has to look in the link for Browse Government Publications from the selected list of links on the right of the main page. Even then, it takes several clicks to get to a download of an entire issue of the LSA rather than the title view GPO seems to be pushing. I like the look of FDsys and the functionality of the site. In some cases, such as with congressional documents, it's a vast improvement over GPO Access. But some stuff just makes me wonder what GPO was/is thinking. [MG]
The e-CFR will continue to be available to customers in its usual location. For more information, see the OFR blog post at: https://www.federalregister.gov/blog/2012/03/about-e-cfr-the-gpo-access-shutdown
Posted by: Michael White | Mar 9, 2012 6:31:09 PM
I called the GPO Contact Center (866-512-1800) this afternoon after reading this post, and the woman I spoke with said that the e-CFR will be available on FDSys. I told her that the link on FDSys currently goes back to GPO Access, and she didn't have a response for that. Anyway, I'm not sure where we'll find the e-CFR after next week, but we should be able to find it.
Posted by: Kathryn Ritcheske | Mar 9, 2012 2:14:54 PM