Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Federal Citizen Information Center partners with Google Books for free access to publications

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has announced that it is working with the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and GPO’s relationship with the Google Book Partner Program to make popular Government publications available for free electronic download through Google. Savvy citizens know that since 1970, GSA’s Federal Citizen Information Center has been distributing  consumer publications from the Public Documents Distribution Center in Pueblo, Colorado. Publications range across all sorts of topics, from hiking maps of national scenic trails to restaurant safety tips to how-to guides on buying a used car. In the last 40 years, the program has distributed more than 800 million publications. Now the FCIC is making the 100 most popular government publications available for free download to your desktop, laptop, e-reader or smartphone.

1 comment:

91911 Storage Units said...

This is great! Its like having access to a library without actually going there. Also, with this collaboration, the Federal Citizen Info Center is adding to the resource that can be found online.