July 2nd is the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. GPO has made the original act signed by President Johnson available on FDsys.
So who’s ready to read President Obama’s 2014 budget? At some point we will receive our print copies but until then, access electronic copies via PDF or on the Mobile Budget of the U.S. Government for FY14 app.
Want to compare 2014 with previous editions? Check out FRASER (Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research) for 1923 to present editions.
Here’s a fun way to follow GPO, on Pinterest! Now you’ll be able to pin & share government documents like images, videos, & publications.
Finally! No more frantic searching for the mute button on the remote between segments of your favorite TV shows. Beginning today, December 13, 2012, the CALM Act goes into effect. Not all stations will participate immediately however you have the ability to report loud commercials. The contact information plus some quick facts are available from the FCC Encyclopedia entry on Loud Commercials.
It’s easier than ever to stay on top of presidential documents. GPO and NARA’s Office of the Federal Register have created an app for the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents. This app will give you mobile access, even by location, to executive orders, speeches, announcements, press releases, & more.
Learn more about the history of the Government Printing Office (GPO) by checking out these historic photos. The Who We Are collection includes photos of the bowling alley, the GPO orchestra, & the baseball & basketball teams. (Note – the navigation between collections & main page can be tricky.)
Want to learn more? See the main history page for more information. We promise, it’s fascinating!
April 15, 1912 is the day that the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg. Did you know the Library of Congress has primary sources about the Titanic? As well, most depository libraries have copies of the congressional hearing? Use the link in the press release to see if a library near you has a copy. If not, an excerpt is available from Senate’s Historical office. If you find yourself near the Indiana State Library, be sure to visit their display about the Titanic.
The budget for fiscal year 2013 is now available in a variety of formats along with remarks, discussion, and a bit of history.
- Online from FDsys
- Purchase from U.S. Government Bookstore
- App from GPO
- Press release about the app
- Slides from Slideshare
- Chat from Storify
- Remarks by the President on the Budget (White House)
- The President’s Budget (Law Library of Congress)
Now iPad users may read the daily edition of the Congressional Record using the Congressional Record App from iTunes. Learn more about the app, the Congressional Record itself and how to read the daily edition if you don’t own an iPad from the blog post, Now There’s a Congressional Record App for That (Law Librarians of Congress).