New App Provides Congressional Record Access

on January 30, 2012 at 3:00 PM

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has provided support to the Library of Congress (LOC) in the creation of a new iPad app that provides users with mobile access to the daily Congressional Record.

The app was requested by the House of Representatives Committee on House Administration. The Congressional Record is the official compilation of the proceedings and debates of Congress. GPO makes this publication available everyday that Congress is in session in print form and in digital form on the agency’s Federal Digital System (FDsys).

GPO provided LOC with Congressional Record files in both text and PDF formats along with associated metadata. The LOC used these formats to develop the app. GPO will play an ongoing role in enabling LOC to determine when updates to Congressional Record content are available through access to site maps on GPO’s system.