Federal Register Goes Web 2.0

July 26, 2010 – 3:03 PM

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Federal Register Act (passed July 26, 1935), the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) have published federalregister.gov.  This site, currently labeled ‘beta’, is “an unofficial prototype of an XML-based edition of the daily Federal Register” where  “documents are organized and displayed in an easier to read format; we have also added various web tools and user aids designed to help people find material relevant to their interests.” (from the About page).  Content from 2000-present is currently available in this new interface.

The official version of the Federal Register from 1994 to date is available via GPO’s Federal Digital Information Systems (FDSys) at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/home.action. The Federal Register is also available in print or microform in the UGA Library’s Government Documents collection.

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