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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

New online repository for fed. docs goes live

You could always Google whatever federal document you're looking for, but the new Federal Digital System will now house the originals along with an archive of documents released by the White House Press Office.

The Government Printing Office today launches Federal Digital System (FDsys), the new online home for original federal documents.

Users will eventually be able to search for information from the government's 50 different collections. The site currently hosts the eight most-popular collections, including the Federal Register, the Congressional Record and archive of Congressional hearings. The other collections will be added to the site by this summer, according to GPO's chief information officer Mike Wash.

The new site also marks the launch of the Federal Register's new Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, an archive of executive orders, speeches and other information released by the White House Press Office. The daily online compilation replaces the printed Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents.

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