Posts Tagged ‘government documents’

GPO to add 30 new libraries to CRDP for FY17

Written by Joan on July 8, 2016. Posted in Blog, General

July 8, 2016

Eight years, ago, GPO initiated a pilot project in which MARCIVE was selected the vendor to provide a limited number of depository libraries with monthly cataloging records.  The pilot for the Cataloging Record Districution Program (CRDP was a success, and we now supply records to 134 libraries of all types and sizes and with various library systems.  There is NO charge to these libraries.  Take a look at the current libraries here:

At first, libraries we spoke to were a bit suspicious to join a government-funded program, fearful that it would be de-funded and they would have to seek another alternative to cataloging the titles that they select from GPO.  Now, there’s a waiting list!  GPO will add an estimated 30 new libraries in FY17 which begins on October 1, 2017. 

The criteria to become a participant is not difficult.  For more information on the success of the program, or where to join the waiting list can be found at  Or you can contact us at [email protected].

When was the last time you got first class customer service and quality records for FREE??

Written by Joan Chapa, MLS

Cataloging Record Distribution Program (CRDP)

Written by Joan on October 16, 2014. Posted in Blog

No Cost GPO Catalog Records for Depository Libraries: Cataloging Record Distribution Program (CRDP)

The Cataloging Records Distribution Program (CRDP) provides for GPO-produced catalog records to participating Federal depository libraries. Cataloging records are made available to libraries based on a customized profile, according to each library’s unique needs. MARCIVE works with each participating library to develop a CRDP profile that determines the types of records provided monthly. Libraries in turn add the records to their own library catalogs, which enhances public access and awareness of U.S. Government publications. As noted on the CRDP website, the advantages to participation are many, including:

  • The service is available at no cost to participating libraries.
  • Bibliographic records are provided monthly based on the current library FDLP item selection profile.
  • Participants may configure the bibliographic record files they receive.
  • The monthly process for acquiring the records sets is easy.
  • Receiving bibliographic records reduces library staff cataloging time.
  • Participants have consistently praised CRDP customer service.

Vacancies currently exist for fiscal year 2015. Contact askGPO immediately if you are interested in joining the CRDP. Positions are first come, first served.

-written by Vicky Hart, MLIS