Friday, August 3, 2012

GPO’s FDsys – Online Access to Publications

The General Printing Office Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. FSsys is a Content Management System that provides free online access to official Federal Government publications and securely controls digital content throughout its lifecycle to ensure content integrity and authenticity. The FSsys repository guarantees long-term preservation and access to digital Government content. To meet this critical need for permanent access to Federal Government information, FDsys follows archival system standards. FDsys combines modern search technology through an advanced search engine with extensive metadata creation to ensure the highest quality search experience.

Through FDsys, you are able to:

- Search for documents and publications — FDsys provides advanced search capabilities and the ability to refine and narrow your search for quick access to the information you need.
- Browse for documents and publications — FDsys offers browsing by collection, Congressional committee, date, and Government author.
- Access metadata about documents and publications — FDsys provides information about Government publications in standard XML formats.
- Download documents and publications in multiple renditions or file formats — With FDsys, users can download a single file or download content and metadata packaged together in a compressed file.
FDsys is:

Discover the Benefits of FDsys

Access is free.
About 50 different collections of Federal Government information are available.
FDsys is easy to use.
FDsys offers authentic, digitally signed PDF documents.
Information is preserved for permanent public access.
Search multiple publications at once.
Conduct complex searches.
Narrow, sort, and filter search results.
Access documents in multiple file formats.
Access metadata in standard XML formats.
Browse by collection, Congressional committee, date, and Government author.
Read more about FDsys by clicking here. 

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