Welcome to the Lost Docs Blog. The purpose of this blog is to provide a public listing of documents submitted to the Government Printing Office (GPO)’s Lost Docs Reporting Form for what are called fugitive documents. Fugitive documents are federal publications which have NOT been cataloged and/or disseminated through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).
Reporting fugitive documents to GPO allows them to be cataloged and archived so their contents are not lost to history. Not all federal documents are within the scope of the FDLP, but nearly any published federal document qualifies for GPO’s national bibliography.
Help out GPO and your fellow government documents enthusiasts by reporting fugitive documents and let us know you did so. How? Follow these simple instructions:
- Make sure your government document is a US Federal title. GPO only catalogs publications of the US federal government.
- Search the title of your item in the Catalog of Government Publications (CGP).
- If you don’t find your item in the CGP, then search this blog by using the search box in the upper left hand corner. If you find your item here, use the comments link to add any additional information you might have about the item.
- If you don’t find your item in the CGP or this blog, fill out GPO’s Lost Docs form at http://www.fdlp.gov/lostdocs. GPO will e-mail you a receipt.
- When you receive GPO’s e-mail, e-mail your receipt lostdocs AT freegovinfo DOT info
- OPTIONAL: If you use delicious, please tag the document with “IADeposit”
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