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GPO awards the FDLP consultant contract

As many people are aware, the Government Printing Office (GPO) has been in the process of awarding a contract to be an Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) consultant.  Yesterday, the GPO announced that ITHAKA won the contract and you can keep up with future updates on this project by signing up at ITHAKA’s website.

Below is the announcement that GPO released further detailing this process:

As part of its strategic planning process for the future of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has awarded the FDLP consultant contract to ITHAKA. As part of the recommendations from the Depository Library Council (DLC) at the Spring 2009 DLC Meeting, the FDLP consultant will provide GPO with impartial library program consulting and modeling services.

Based in New York, NY, ITHAKA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the academic community take full advantage of rapidly advancing information and networking technologies. GPO will be working specifically with Ithaka S+R (ITHAKA’s strategy and research division), which works to develop sustainable business models and conducts research and analysis on the impact of digital media on the academic community as a whole.

Working with stakeholders from across the FDLP community, Ithaka S+R will develop recommendations for sustainable model(s) for the FDLP that ensure that the American public has systematic and permanent access to Federal Government information collections and services in the 21st century and beyond.

Ithaka S+R will create a Web site that will provide details on the goals and strategy of this project, updates on progress, as well as a venue for community input and engagement. The final report, including recommendations, will be issued publicly during the first quarter of 2011.

Jessica McGilvray
Assistant Director, OGR

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