GPO on the Move

Posted March 16, 2005 at 6:35pm

At a conference today for the country’s leading librarians and information professionals, Public Printer Bruce James will highlight the role libraries will play in the Government Printing Office’s ongoing transition from analog to digital content-management and distribution systems. [IMGCAP(1)]

James’ keynote presentation for Information Today’s 20th annual Computers in Libraries conference will be held at 9 a.m. at the Washington Hilton.

The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products for the federal government. Through a partnership with more than 1,250 libraries in the Federal Depository Library Program, the agency also provides assistance in locating and using government information.

James’ vision for the next era of the GPO includes the creation of a new digital information content system, which will be a single authoritative source for all federal documents. The content management system will authenticate all material and allow users to easily search for specific information and be used in the digital production of those documents.

Moving Up. Mike Chappell, a lobbyist for the all-Republican firm Fierce, Isakowitz and Blalock, has been named a partner.

Before joining the firm in 2003, Chappell served as deputy chief of staff to Rep. Chip Pickering (R-Miss.).

“Chappell’s excellent political and legislative skills have been matched by his ability to attract and maintain top notch business, and that combination has earned him his partner status,” name partner Kirk Blalock said in a statement.

—John McArdle and Tory Newmyer