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  • Today, we’ll learn about the Federal Digital System and find out how the system works. The Federal Digital System is one of the resources made available by the Federal Depository Library Program.
  • After today’s training, you will have some skills in searching the Federal Digital System. You’ll know where to go to find on demand training and help. You will briefly review MODS searching and bulk XML downloads. And you will have an opportunity to perform some sample searches.
  • After today’s training, you should have an understanding of the FDsys and its capabilities. The session will concentrate on access to government information through FDsys rather than the system itself. After today’s training, you will have skills in searching FDsys. And when you return to your desk, you’ll know where to go to find on demand training and help.
  • When fully developed, FDsys will automatically “ingest” or add content directly from the agency publishers to the system. Content will be permanently accessible, available in multiple formats, and freely available for download or printing. Users will recognize the authentication seal and see all versions of a publication. Even in the beta state, FDsys makes it easy to search, download, print, and save files.
  • There are 3 main components of FDsys: FDsys functions as a Content Management System to manage authentic content. FDsys provides a repository built using the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Reference Model to ensure content is permanently accessible. TODAY, we’ll focus on using the different interfaces of the Search Engine.
  • When you see the GPO Authentication seal on a document, you know that the content was not altered while under GPO control. If you go through the validation process on a document, a red “X” icon indicates the certification is not valid. GPO continues to expand your access to authenticated content. For more information on authentication, see http://www.gpoaccess.gov/authentication/index.html
  • It’s helpful to understand the legislative process to better understand FDsys search results. From the handout you have on “How a Bill Becomes a Law”, note the document as it flows through GPO and is made available on FDsys. You’ll see at the beginning of the process that Congressional Record records the legislation introduced in Congress and assigned a number. Following the process along, you may want to see a conference report which approved by a conference committee charged with merging versions from the House and the Senate. You’ll want to be sure to note which version of a bill you’re looking at when you search FDsys.
  • You can find the types of resources each branch of government produces at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/branches.html
  • You will hear the term FDsys collection. A FDsys collection is a group of documents which logically belong together. The FDsys entry page includes a current list of the collections which grow daily. These are the collections as of January, 2010. When you think of parts of a FDsys collection, the developers call these parts granules. You might have a bound Congressional Record, which is made up of lots of Daily Congressional Records, which are made up of lots of granules or entries in each day’s Congressional Record. At this time, we estimate that by fall 2010 GPO Access content will be completely migrated to FDsys.
  • You have the option to Browse the FDsys collections, and you’ll find great information there! In browsing the Public and Private law collection, you might learn that after the President signs a bill into law, the Office of the Federal Register assigns it a law number. Prior to printing, OFR prepares the format so it might take a while before the public law appears in FDsys even though it’s already signed into law. Looking back at How a bill Becomes a Law, you know you can always refer back to the text of that law in the “enrolled version of a bill”. Good to know since it might take a while for the public law to be included in the FDsys collection.
  • There multiple interfaces for searching FDsys A simple search provides you just a box, much like you are provided when you perform a search in Google or some other search engine. Once you perform that simple search, FDsys allows you to search within results to refine your search. You can also filter the results. The advanced Search interface allows you to provide specific information in a search field such as a date or a committee. You’ll be presented with fields you can specify related to each collection. There is an interface where you can retrieve a document by the citation. So if you know you want the Congressional Record for a particular day, it’s quick and easy to retrieve that document by the citation.
  • Recall the actions you can take from the More Information Screen. Open and access files, view the metadata. Click through to the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications for bibliographic information about the document (We hope future functionality of FDsys will improve this integration with the CGP.) Find the item in a Federal depository library, Email a link to the more information page, Browse and learn more about the FDsys collection, View related publications, Purchase a copy of the document from the GPO Online Bookstore if available
  • The FDLP produces two especially significant databases, FDsys and the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. We will examine the two resources to see how they complement each other.
  • FDsys offers many ways to enhance your search using query operators
  • Quotation marks tell the search engine to return documents if and only if they contain the exact phrase or string of words between quotes.
  • Here’s one scenario: You listened to a webinar from the Partnership in Public service where changes to Stafford loans were mentioned. You want to see which changes were made for stafford loans , so you enter “stafford loan” in quotes in the simple search box.
  • So from the FDsys home page, enter “stafford loan” in quotes in the simple search box. By using quotes, you are actually searching for the phrase stafford loan, rather than the word stafford and the word loan in a document.
  • By using quotes to search for the phrase stafford loan, you get over 700 results. If you didn’t use quotes, you would have received over 5,000 results. Over 700 results are too many, and none over the top results are recent. You might search within results to enter the Partnership for Public service as a search phrase since you know they hosted the webinar.
  • I clicked within results and entered “partnership for public service” as another phrase to search for, and I receive 5 results. In fact, there was only one mention in 2009 in Senate bill 2789. Note IS indicates it was introduced in the senate. Looking closer at the result, I see Stafford loans in the title of the act.
  • I open Senate bill 2789, the Roosevelt Scholars Act of 2009 to learn more about this Congressional Bill. Stafford Loan appears in the document under the section “failure to fulfill”. Under this pending legislation, the scholarship money awarded to students reverts to a Stafford Loan if the student doesn’t fulfill their commitment to serve as a civil servant in federal government for 3 years. As a student, I could qualify for the $12,000 a year scholarship (up to $60,000) and never have to repay it if I serve after my degree. That might be an agreement I would be willing to sign if I wanted a career in federal service. I’ll be tracking senate bill 2789 for sure!
  • You’re probably used to searching with boolean operators as well. And Or Not or the minus sign Note the minus sign must be used with no space after it.
  • Some examples of a Boolean search: congressional and hearing congressional or executive congressional not report (it’s the same search if you enter congressional –report using a minus sign with no space)
  • You can limit the search results with proximity operators: Adj The adj proximity operator specifies that one word is adjacent to another in a document. before/# The before/# proximity operator specifies that the first word is within # words and before the second word. near/# The near/# proximity operator specifies that the first word is within # words of the second word.
  • Some examples of searching using a proximity operator: Congressional adj hearing asks for these two words adjacent to each other in any order Senator near/4 mikulski will return a document where senator is within 4 words of Mikulski such as (senator barbara j. mikulski, senator mikulski, senator barbara mikulski, barbara mikulski our great senator) Note on the last example, I’ll get documents that say Clinton, our famous Senator from New York but not documents that say Senator Clinton. There is no “after” operator, so if you wanted Senator Clinton simply reverse the terms in this last example to Senator before/4 Clinton.
  • For a more complex search in the simple search box, you can specify bits of metadata that would be within the document. To do a search on the metadata, use a field operator. Some common metadata you might know about a document includes the name of the member of Congress who sponsored legislation, title of a document, a collection to look in for a particular item, or the Congress that was in session when the document was published. The help files for each collection give you information on the field operators available for that collection.
  • Recall that metadata is information describing the document’s content. You might want know if a particular Congressman has done anything lately with campaign finance reform since he mentioned it during his election campaign. A possible search would be the member: last name of that member of congress and title: with the words campaign finance in quotes. Search results show that Representative Arcuri from New York did make a one minute speech in Oct 2009 on the House floor saying we need campaign finance reform. In the second example, you may know the title of a document in a particular Congress. For example, many people know that in 2009 Congress passed a stimulus bill called the American Recovery and reinvestment act. I enter “recovery and reinvestment” as a phrase in the title in quotes and congress: 111.
  • It’s useful to know the number and session of the current Congress. You can always visit the House of Representatives at www.house.gov where that information is found on the home page
  • When conducting a search, if you’re not completely sure how to spell what you’re looking for, you can substitute certain symbols for letters. (?) The question mark wild card replaces a single character before, within, or after a search term. (*) The asterisk wild card replaces one or more characters before, within, or after a search term.
  • Some examples are: librar* will retrieve documents with the words library, libraries, librarian, and librarians con*al will retrieve documents with the words congressional, confessional, confrontational, and more organi?ation (organization, organisation) Note that the question mark only replaces 1 letter
  • If you want to conduct a more complex search using Simple Search, you can do so by using parentheses to group words (and operators) together. The search results will include documents that contain all words that appear in the parentheses – even if they’re not grouped together in the document.
  • Using parentheses with field operators clarifies your search. In the first example, you can locate a document where the title contains either the word hearing or meeting. In the second example, search results will produce d ocuments that DO contain the word “congressional" but DON’T contain the words committee and report.
  • Here are the results for that first search where the title contains the word hearing or meeting.
  • Let’s do some live searching of FDsys now. Our first Scenario: You participated in a town hall survey conducted by Representative Bill Young in Florida’s 10th Congressional District. You are particularly interested in the view of the district about a proposed second cash for clunkers program.
  • Let’s open a web browser now to search FDsys live. Here’s what we’ll search for: FDsys home page, collections, features “Cash for Clunkers” Within results Florida Review result for Town Hall by Mail Survey More Information Screen Various formats, metadata, zip file, scroll down Actions from More Information screen Filter, Date published 2009
  • Scenario: You’re interested in funding for broadband access, and you heard there was a Government Accountability Report or GAO report on the subject in the past few years.
  • Let’s open a web browser now to search FDsys live looking at these features: GAO report broadband Within results … performance management Telecommunications FCC needs ... (2008) More Information Screen View in Catalog of U.S. Government Publications CGP Advanced Search on title words Scroll down to Locate in a Library; Try Louisiana
  • Scenario: I am searching for any mention of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the Congressional Record during the month of January 2009.
  • Let’s open a web browser now to search FDsys live for this scenario using these steps. Advanced Search interface to the right of simple search box Specify date range (Jan 2009), committee, and chamber Save search
  • Let’s open a web browser to retrieve a document by it’s citation. You might be provided a citation to use the “Retrieve by Citation” feature. Let’s look for (74 FR 32264, proposed rules for Navy research work with marine animals) You might want to Browse Government Publications; such as the CFR parts Be sure to note the Related resources on the left; comment on regulations being revised at regulations.gov; download xml data sets at data.gov
  • And let’s open the web browser to look at these features of FDsys. Here’s where to find help through the Help files, Tutorials for on demand training, context sensitive help, and askGPO.
  • In Part 3, you will learn about MODS searching or searching on the metadata in a publication. You will also learn about bulk XML downloads which is particularly useful for web developers.
  • There are 3 types of metadata associated with FDsys files. Many developers and librarians need to know about MODS which is the XML markup used for selected metadata about an object. FDsys emphasizes important metadata in each object by allowing you to do field operator searching. The field operators are listed in the help files for each collection. For example, searching on president:obama is a field operator search. You really can search on all metadata about an object or document.
  • Visit data.gov for those XML data sets GPO makes available.
  • Let’s look at the advanced search screen for anything in the Compilation of Presidential Documents that speaks about social security reform. Start with an advanced search screen, specify the collection Compilation of Presidential Documents, and the search phrase “social security reform”.
  • When the results are displayed, see how the system shows collection:CPD and subject:”social security reform”. FDsys translated the advanced search parameters into the simple search box for me. Let’s look at the second result just as an example. Click through to more information where I can see the MODS XML metadata and the subjects associated with this document.
  • Social Security Reform is a subject of this document. If I wanted to find all documents in the Compilation of Presidential Documents with a particular bit of metadata, I could search on subject:”Social security reform” in the simple search box. Let’s examine the MODS XML metadata for this document.
  • The XML metadata is hard to read, but I did find “social security reform” was mentioned in the metadata as a topic. I can now search on the metadata with the search string mods:topic:social security reform.
  • Searching on mods:topic:social security reform provides me about 400 documents which are about sociial security reform. It would be an easy task from this point to perhaps sort by date to see what happened recently on social security reform.
  • [TRAINERS SHOULD NOTE THAT COMMITTEE PAGES ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION SO BEST TO DEMO OTHER BROWSE FUNCTIONS.] Let’s look at the browse feature to look at the Code of Federal Regulations.
  • I selected the year 2009 and noted that each title is available for download. To the left, click through to Download the CFR in XML.
  • When I click on Download the CFR in XML, I am presented with a bulk download page.
  • The resources file includes the user guide, style sheets, and DTD. The frequently asked questions in the user guide are particularly useful in explaining what legally can and can’t be done with the data in these files.
  • In Part 4, you will find sample searches so you can practice searching FDsys.
  • Scenario: You were watching a nightly comedy show featuring the news of the day. The show mentioned H.R. 80, the monkey bite bill. Is Congress really creating such a law?
  • I searched using hr 80 monkey bite. And yes, it’s true. Click on more information to see this entry.
  • From the more information screen, click through to see the text of the bill.
  • Yes, it appears that a House Resolution, H.R. 80, called the Captive Primate Safety Act was read into the Congressional Record on February 23, 2009. You can be assured that Congress was considering this bill if you see it printed in the Congressional Record.
  • Back on the more information screen, you may want to see the History of a Bill. Recall the handout “How a Bill Becomes a Law”. Each bill has a history associated with it that tells you where it is in the legislative process. So I note that the bill HR 80, 111 th Congress. Then I click through to History of Bills.
  • I select 111 th Congress It was HR 80, so I choose to look at the House Bills (HR) The bills are listed numerically so I scroll down to HR 80 and open the text history of that bill.
  • When I open HR 80 in the History of Bills, it describes all the steps HR 80 has gone through in the legislative process. Not the last action where it was reported in the Senate. I may want to look at that senate report.
  • This information on the history of the bill is what Thomas displays in a slightly similar format. Note by date all the major actions on this bill taken. There’s a link to the Senate report here.
  • Scenario: You heard there were changes in the TEACH grants in the last few years. Rumors indicate that a grant might convert to a loan. You want to know under what circumstances the grant might convert to a loan.
  • I have two phrases to search upon, “teach grant” and “convert to a loan”.
  • In 2008, there were proposed rules and final regulations published. Click on the 2 nd document to get the final regulations.
  • Clicking through to the entry in the Federal Register shows the regulatory change that was made. There was a new agreement put into place for the service agreement. If the service obligation is not met, the grant converts to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan.
  • Scenario: I have used GPO Access for years to find parts in the U.S. Code. Will it be as easy for me to find this information in FDsys? Many users have experience with GPO Access and experience trepidation in moving to a new system. FDsys used GPO Access as the model for migrating and organizing content. You’ll find many improvements when you search FDsys.
  • You might be used to searching the Federal Register on GPO Access. From here you could isolate the most recent volume for searching, or you could search across volumes. You could do simple searches on certain years, or advanced and page number searching on different years. You could browse the table of contents.
  • So how would you do these same kinds of searching in FDsys? Access the advanced search interface, and select the Federal Register collection. From here you can specify dates before, date is, date after, or a date range. In FDsys, you can search in one or multiple volumes, search by government author, CFR citation, branch of government, summary, or any of 13 additional metadata fields. With FDsys, you should find the transition from GPO Access only adds to your ability to search government publications.
  • Contact me directly if I can help you at any time.
  • Federal Digital System (FDsys)

    1. 1. Federal Digital System (FDsys) and the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) GPO Library Services & Content Management
    2. 2. After the training, you will be able to <ul><li>Part 1: Find information about FDsys and its capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Locate, search, and filter search results </li></ul><ul><li>Search using the simple search box (basic, complex) </li></ul><ul><li>Search using the advanced search screen </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark a search </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieve by a citation </li></ul><ul><li>Browse the collection </li></ul><ul><li>Locate and use Help Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Part 2: Understand MODS searching & bulk XML downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Part 3: Perform Sample Searches to Practice </li></ul>
    3. 3. Part 1: Find information about FDsys & its capabilities
    4. 4. Federal Digital System (FDsys) <ul><li>FDsys will automate the collection, management and dissemination of electronic information from all three branches of government. </li></ul><ul><li>Content will be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Submitted directly into FDsys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permanently available in electronic format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authenticated and versioned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publicly accessible for searching and downloading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available for conventional and on-demand printing </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. What is FDsys? <ul><li>FDsys is a Content Management System </li></ul><ul><li>FDsys is a Preservation Repository </li></ul><ul><li>FDsys is an Advanced Search Engine </li></ul>
    6. 6. FYI: A red “X” icon as shown here indicates that the certification is not valid. http://www.gpoaccess.gov/authentication/index.html
    7. 7. How a Bill Becomes a Law
    8. 8. http://www.gpoaccess.gov/branches.html
    9. 9. FDsys Collections <ul><li>Budget of the United States Government (Fiscal Year 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Code of Federal Regulations (2007 to 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Compilation of Presidential Documents (1993 to Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Bills (103rd Congress to Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Calendars (104th Congress to Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Committee Prints (105th Congress to Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Directory (105th Congress to Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Documents (104th Congress to Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Hearings (105th Congress to Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Record (Bound) (1999 to 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Record (Daily) (1994 to Present) </li></ul>Congressional Record Index (Daily) (1983 to Present) Congressional Reports (104th Congress to Present) Economic Indicators (1995 to Present) Economic Report of the President (1995 to Present) Federal Register (1994 to Present) GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions (1994 to 2008) Government Manual (1995 to Present) History of Bills (1983 to Present) List of CFR Sections Affected (1997 to Present) Precedents of the U.S. House of Representatives (Cannon, Deschler, and Hinds) Public and Private Laws (104th Congress to Present) Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States (1991 to 2005) Statutes at Large (2003 to 2006) The migration of information from GPO Access into FDsys will be complete in 2010. The migration is occurring on a collection-by-collection basis. Collections available on FDsys as of Jan 10, 2010 are: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/home.action
    10. 10. Browse the Collections
    11. 11. Interfaces to search FDsys <ul><li>Simple Search – standard search box for simple and complex queries as well as metadata queries </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Search – input specific information </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieve by Citation – input the specific citation </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><ul><li>Open and download files, access metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click to the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) for bibliographic information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find in a Federal depository library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email a link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse the collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View related publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase a copy of the document from the GPO Online Bookstore if available </li></ul></ul>From the More Information screen:
    13. 13. FDsys and the CGP FDsys complements the search results found in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
    14. 14. FDsys Search Query Op erat ors <ul><ul><li>Quotation marks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boolean operators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proximity operators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of hits “+” operator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Field operators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wild cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parentheses </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Quotation marks </li></ul><ul><li>tell the search engine to return documents if and only if they contain the exact phrase or string of words between quotes. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Scenario: You listened to a webinar from the Partnership For Public Service where there was mention of the Roosevelt scholars and Stafford loans. You want to learn more about this program which was about scholarships and loan monies.
    17. 17. “ stafford loan”
    18. 21. <ul><li>Boolean operators </li></ul><ul><li>And returns documents with all the keywords you entered; narrows the search and returns fewer search results </li></ul><ul><li>Or returns documents if they contain one or more keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Not or “ - ” excludes documents from a search if they contain the keywords specified </li></ul>
    19. 22. <ul><li>Some examples of a Boolean search: </li></ul><ul><li>congressional and hearing </li></ul><ul><li>congressional or executive </li></ul><ul><li>congressional not report </li></ul><ul><li>congressional - report (there’s no space after the minus sign) </li></ul>Simple Search Box: Boolean Operators
    20. 23. <ul><li>Limit the search results with proximity operators: </li></ul><ul><li>adj The adj proximity operator specifies that one word is adjacent to another in a document. </li></ul><ul><li>before/# The before/# proximity operator specifies that the first word is within # words and before the second word. </li></ul><ul><li>near/# The near/# proximity operator specifies that the first word is within # words of the second word. </li></ul>Simple Search Box: Proximity Operators
    21. 24. <ul><li>Some examples of searching using a proximity operator: </li></ul><ul><li>congressional adj hearing </li></ul><ul><li>senator near/4 Mikulski </li></ul><ul><li>Clinton before/4 Senator </li></ul>Simple Search Box: Proximity Operators
    22. 25. <ul><li>member: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>title: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>collection: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>congress: </li></ul></ul></ul>Simple Search Box: Using Field Operators
    23. 26. <ul><li>Searches using field operators might include: </li></ul><ul><li>member: arcuri title: ”campaign finance“ </li></ul><ul><li>title: “recovery and reinvestment” congress: 111 </li></ul>Simple Search Box: Field Operators
    24. 27. <ul><li>Tip: What is the current Congress? </li></ul><ul><li>House of Representatives ( www.house.gov ) </li></ul>
    25. 28. <ul><li>Substitute certain symbols for letters. </li></ul><ul><li>? The ? wild card replaces a single character before, within, or after a search term. </li></ul><ul><li>* The * wild card replaces one or more characters before, within, or after a search term. </li></ul>Simple Search Box: Wild Cards
    26. 29. <ul><li>Search strings that include wild cards: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>librar* will retrieve documents with the words library, libraries, librarian, and librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>con*al will retrieve documents with the words congressional, confessional, confrontational, and more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>organi?ation (organization, organisation) </li></ul></ul>Simple Search Box: Wild Cards
    27. 30. <ul><li>group words (and operators) together to </li></ul><ul><li>retrieve documents with all words in the parentheses somewhere in the document </li></ul>Simple Search Box: Parentheses
    28. 31. <ul><li>A simple search using parentheses might be: </li></ul><ul><li>title :(hearing or meeting) </li></ul><ul><li>congressional not (committee report) </li></ul>Simple Search Box: Parentheses
    29. 33. Scenario: You participated in a town hall survey conducted by Representative Bill Young in Florida’s 10 th Congressional District. You are particularly interested in the view of the district about a proposed second cash for clunkers program.
    30. 34. FDsys live searching <ul><li>FDsys home page </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cash for Clunkers” </li></ul><ul><li>Within results Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Review result for Town Hall by Mail Survey </li></ul><ul><li>More Information Screen </li></ul><ul><li>Various formats, metadata, zip file, scroll down </li></ul><ul><li>Actions from More Information screen </li></ul><ul><li>Filter, Date published 2009 </li></ul>
    31. 35. Scenario: You’re interested in funding for broadband access, and you heard there was a Government Accountability Report or GAO report on broadband performance management in the past few years.
    32. 36. FDsys live searching <ul><li>GAO report broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Within results .. Performance management </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications FCC needs ... (2008) </li></ul><ul><li>More Information Screen </li></ul><ul><li>View in Catalog of U.S. Government Publications </li></ul><ul><li>CGP Advanced Search on title words </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down to Locate in a Library; Try Louisiana </li></ul>
    33. 37. Scenario: I am searching for any mention of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the Congressional Record during the month of January 2009.
    34. 38. FDsys live searching <ul><li>Advanced Search interface to right of simple search box </li></ul><ul><li>Specify date range (Jan 2009), committee, and chamber </li></ul><ul><li>Save search </li></ul>
    35. 39. FDsys live searching <ul><li>Retrieve by Citation ( 74 FR 32264, proposed rules for Navy research work with marine animals) </li></ul><ul><li>Browse Government Publications; CFR parts </li></ul><ul><li>Related resources on the left such as Regulations.gov or Data.gov </li></ul>
    36. 40. FDsys live searching <ul><li>Help Files </li></ul><ul><li>On demand training about FDsys </li></ul><ul><li>Context Sensitive Help </li></ul><ul><li>AskGPO </li></ul>
    37. 41. Part 3: Understand MODS searching and Bulk XML downloads
    38. 42. Metadata available in FDsys <ul><ul><li>MODS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Metadata Object Description Standard) XML markup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>METS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PREMIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Preservation metadata) </li></ul></ul>http://www.loc.gov/standards/
    39. 53. Part 4: Perform Sample Searches to Practice
    40. 54. Scenario: You were watching a nightly comedy show featuring the news of the day. The show mentioned H.R. 80, the monkey bite bill. Is Congress really creating such a law?
    41. 62. Scenario: You heard there were changes in the TEACH grants in the last few years. Rumors indicate that a grant might convert to a loan. You want to know under what circumstances the grant might convert to a loan.
    42. 66. Scenario: I have used GPO Access for years to find parts in the U.S. Code. Will it be as easy for me to find this information in FDsys?
    43. 69. Questions? Nancy Faget [email_address]

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