Replacing FDsys

The Government Printing Office (GPO) is working on updating its existing online digital information system, FDsys.  FDsys makes available the full text of selected federal information resources from the executive, legislative and judicial branches.  For millions of students, FDsys is the go to web site for the Code of Federal Regulations, the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, the United States Code, and the decisions of the United States Supreme Court.

GPO is slowly phasing out FDsys, replacing it with Govinfo.  As with FDsys, GovInfo will maintain digital certification of authentication for selected documents.  It will also allow users to browse by an alphabetized list of documents, categories of information, date or congressional committee.  According to GPO, the beta Govinfo is a content management system, a preservation repository, and an advanced search engine.

About Lisa Smith-Butler

Associate Professor of Law Charleston School of Law 385 Meeting St., Suite 322B Charleston, S.C. 29403 843.377.2144
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