Cataloging Record Distribution Program for FY2024

Written by Joan on August 18, 2010. Posted in Government Documents


he U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has provided government document record distribution at no cost to libraries since 2009 via the Cataloging Record Distribution Program. 238 libraries currently participate in the program this fiscal year, which runs through September 30, 2024.

The main criterion to join the program is to be a depository library. It is also required that the library’s selection profile will generate a set minimum number of records each month, that library staff will retrieve the files and load them into the library’s online catalog promptly, and that the library will participate in an annual survey.

At present there isn’t room for additional libraries to participate, but if your library is interested, please ask to be on the waiting list.

To join the waiting list, contact Kathy Bayer or David Isaak in GPO’s Federal Depository Support Services by:
• Phone: 202-512-1119
• Submit an inquiry through using askGPO. Please select tile: Federal Depository Library Program and Category: Cataloging Record Distribution Program (CRDP)

Questions or comments about the project should be submitted to GPO using askGPO. Technical support is provided by MARCIVE. Existing CRDP libraries should contact MARCIVE with any questions about profiling, formatting, and receipt of files, as well as other technical concerns.

Shipping List Services

Written by Emily Garner on July 19, 2010. Posted in Government Documents


et your government documents in your catalog and on the shelf faster and easier with MARCIVE’s Shipping List Service. We offer:

  • MARC-formatted Brief Records – Receive brief-level cataloging records from us weekly for the items in your library’s item number range. With brief records you’ll get documents checked in faster and give patrons keyword access.
  • Smart Barcode Labels to accompany electronic records.
  • SuDoc Number Labels that help make your physical documents shelf-ready faster and give a professional look to  your collection.

Subscribe to any or all of our Shipping List Services – discounts available when you subscribe to all three services!

GPO Database

Written by Emily Garner on July 12, 2010. Posted in Government Documents


he US Government Printing Office (GPO) publishes a wealth of resources but most patrons never tap into this valuable information because government publications don’t typically appear in the catalog alongside the rest of the collection. Help your patrons utilize your library’s resources to their fullest extent with MARCIVE’s GPO services.

MARCIVE Enhanced GPO Database Service provides depository libraries a convenient and economical way to obtain cataloging for publications distributed through the US GPO. MARCIVE’s GPO file contains library-friendly records for all materials available from the GPO since 1976. This enhanced database was created through a collaboration between MARCIVE and librarians at Rice University, Louisiana State University and Texas A&M University.

Retrospective Extraction

Use our Retrospective Extraction Service to add cataloging records for all of your library’s government documents to your general catalog.

Retrospective records are extracted based on an item number and/or Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) stem profile that you create based on your library’s receipts. We’ll customize the record selection and output to your specifications such as:

  • Item record creation
  • Smart barcodes
  • Holding code creation
  • Split of records by format or other criteria
  • Utility holding records
  • Matching authorities records
  • Other specialized requests

Ongoing Subscription

Designed to help depository libraries get new materials into the catalog and onto the shelves quickers, our ongoing GPO Database subscription is a monthly service that extracts records based on your GPO item number profile. We can first perform Retrospective Extraction and then keep your catalog up-to-date with an ongoing subscription or just choose to get new records.

The customization options available for Retrospective Extraction are available for our ongoing service. Pricing is tiered based on the number of GPO item numbers selected. Click here to request a quote.