In order to make official government documents available to the general public, the Government Publishing Office (GPO) needed assistance. Although official records are kept in the Congressional Record, copies of the same data are required for public access. This effort involved reproducing numerous documents and file
HighPoint collaborated with GPO to establish and develop the Federal Digital System (FDsys) (www.fdsys.gov) into a success story that allows agencies from all three branches of the federal government to publish official documents and make them accessible to the public. More than 2.2 million Federal titles were made freely accessible to the public online in 2017. Document retrievals for the entire year surpassed 500 million. The fact that FDsys has established a standard for document management in digital government has prompted other agencies to line up to transfer their documents there.
In collaboration with GPO, HighPoint helped retire the FDsys website at the end of 2018 and replace it with Govinfo. Govinfo has around 40 collections and 740 terabytes (TB) of digital content file data, including Congressional, Presidential, Judicial, and Federal agency resources.
With HighPoint’s expertise and partnership, GPO achieved the highest level of global excellence for digital repositories, making it the first institution to do so in the US and the second in the world. The audit for the digital repository required by ISO 16363 was successful. The public is reassured by Govinfo’s certification under ISO 16363 that it is a digital archive that complies with standards and will keep government data safe, accessible, and usable.