The current guide for Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) libraries was designed to be an easier to use consolidation of the various rules and regulations as they relate to depository library requirements. Issued in 2011, the Legal Requirements and Program Regulations of the Federal Depository Library Program (or LRPR) has been showing its age. However, with changes to Title 44 on the horizon (see https://www.fdlp.gov/about-fdlp/23-projects/3353-title-44-revision for more information), there has been reluctance to completely rewrite this guide.
Because of this, I was a little surprised to see an email from the “FDLP Webmaster” announcing a revised edition of LRPR. The changes in this 2018 revision are minor, to be sure. They boil down to:
- Rescindment of regulation 10 (tangible item selection requirement)
- Updated FDLP email list information
- Inclusion of regional discard policy
- References to new FDLP decals