Archive for December 5th, 2010

Fugitives Cataloged by GPO Spreadsheet Now Available.

In the past year or so we have been tracking lost docs/document discovery reports, we’ve been made aware of 67 publications that appear to have been cataloged by the Government Printing Office in response to a lost docs report. We’ve created a spreadsheet of documents with the date reported and the date of the CGP catalog record. We have now made this spreadsheet public at and will keep it up to date.

A few cautions in using data from this spreadsheet:

1) This is probably not the full list of items cataloged in response to lost docs reports. We check the cataloging status of documents the month after they are posted. This catches some, but not all items eventually cataloged. Ideally we’d have someone run the entire list of fugitive and pending documents through the CGP once a aweek, but we don’t have staffing for that. If you’d like like to volunteer, send a note to dnlcornwall AT alaska DOT net.

2) We have no way of knowing for sure that a given item was cataloged in response to a specific report.

3) Although the spreadsheet offers an average and median number of days to catalog a document, those figures are only for the publications on the spreadsheet. Since we don’t get notified of all the documents reported as fugitive to GPO nor all of our reports that eventually get cataloged, we can’t come up with an actual solid figure for how long it takes GPO to acquire and catalog items. Our sample of 67 as of 12/4/2010 may or may not be representative.

But at least it’s a place to start until GPO starts publishing their own fugitive document/document discovery statistics.

fiscal commission report

acquisitions: fiscal commission report

Discussion Thread
Response (Sybil Williams) - 11/23/2010 10:48 AM
Hello Ben Amata,

FDLP is in touch with GPO Management about securing paper copies for all
libraries for the Final Report of this Commission.  There is no draft
report on the Commission's website.

Thank you for using askGPO and for your continued support of the Federal
Depository Library Program.  If you need additional assistance, please
feel free to contact us again.

Customer (Ben Amata) - 11/19/2010 07:20 PM
please make sure the report is available.  i don't see the draft report
availalbe yet.

Question Reference #101119-000098
    Category Level 1: Federal Depository Libraries
    Category Level 2: Acquisitions
        Date Created: 11/19/2010 07:20 PM
        Last Updated: 11/23/2010 10:48 AM
              Status: Solved
          First Name: ben
           Last Name: amata
 Agency/Company Name: calif state univ sacramento
        Phone Number:
Depository Library #: 0055A


Editor's Note: A record matching this item was created in the Catalog of Government Publications on December 2, 2010, nine days after this report to GPO. Should be noted that GPO appeared to be in the process of acquiring this title when the report was made.

Full formal title and URL:
The moment of truth [electronic resource] : report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

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