December 9, 2010 – The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is making its metadata searchable through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). This leap into the metatagging realm will enable EDS subscribers to search for federal records from the GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. This includes the Congressional Serial Set Catalog, GPO Access Publications, and Internet Publications.

We found this piece of news on eContent in their article, “Government Printing Office Partners With EBSCO.” This move seems to be a trend following other publishers such as the British Library.

The key to metatagging success is strong indexing with a solid taxonomy to support it. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development, and creating and applying taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

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