GSA, GPO Add Google to Its Distribution Model

2011_04_goponlinebookstoreThe General Services Administration and Government Printing Office announced this morning that the government will be making popular government publications available for download online through GPO’s partnership with the Google Partner Book Program. The program is making available 100 consumer-related Federal Government publications distributed through GSA’s Federal Citizen Information Center on Google Books. The public can view and download PDF copies of these publications on desktops, laptops and e-readers.

“Our market research confirms that 74% of the public wants government information both online and in printed form. We want to embrace the changing environment and provide important consumer-related information where people want to consume it – on their computers, on their mobile devices, or on paper,” said Dave McClure, GSA Associate Administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, in a released statement.

The FCIC plans to release more documents as the program progresses. Documents will still be available for order in traditional hard copy format.

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