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Saturday, August 16, 2008

GPO seeks to digitize 2.2 million documents

The U.S. Government Printing Office has issued an RFP for Mass Digitization. Proposals are due September 19, 2008. (Thanks to Free Government Information.)
[GPO] plans to digitize the entire collection of legacy materials that have been disseminated through the Federal Depository Library Program. The estimated size of the collection is approximately 2.2 million documents, which amounts to about 90 million pages. GPO has a requirement to digitize publications that are within scope of GPO's dissemination programs that only exist in tangible format. ... In exchange, the private or public sector participant will be able to maintain a collection of files produced in the process for inclusion in their collections ...
See also our past posts on OA at the GPO.