Now that more lostdocs/document discovery reporting is being done through AskGPO, we’re receiving reports that include some variation of the following from GPO staff:

We have begun the process of putting this publication into the FDLP program. Thank you for using ask GPO and for your continued support of the Federal Depository Library Program.

Sometimes a record is available in the Catalog of Government Publications (CGP) right away and sometimes not. So we’ve decided to assign a new status, “pending” when we receive a report that GPO intends to put something into CGP and/or FDLP. When we become aware of a CGP record, we’ll change the status to “found.”

This status of “pending” replaces our recent practice of labeling something both “found” and “fugitive” and we hope will be less confusing.