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Digital Federal Depository Library Program

The Digital Federal Depository Library Program provides decentralized and distributed preservation of documents published by the U.S. Federal Government.

The Digital Federal Depository Library Program, or the “USDocs” LOCKSS network, replicates key aspects of the United States Federal Depository Library Program. The content is held in geographically-distributed sites and replicated many times. Citizens have oversight and responsibility for the long-term care and maintenance of the content. All of these characteristics mean that the content will be preserved so that any alteration of the content (either deliberate or accidental) will be detected and repaired. For all documents, preservation in a tamper-evident environment is important, but for government documents, this is essential.

The current focus is harvesting and preserving collections hosted on the U.S. Government Publishing Office’s (GPO) govinfo database. See also the Digital Federal Depository Library Program FAQ (PDF).

Participating institutions

Resources

Contact

Contact Digital Federal Depository Library Program Network Coordinator James Jacobs for additional information.