Full-text of Inaugural Available Through FDsys

The Government Printing Office (GPO) released FDsys to the public last Thursday  at the same time that Mike Wash, GPO’s chief technical officer, announced it in his Washboard blog.

FDsys: http://fdsys.gpo.gov/

One spankin’ new government publication it includes is the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents from The Office of the Federal Register (OFR). This publication appeared on January 20, 2009 to coincide with the incoming President’s term of office. The online Daily Compilation will replace the printed Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. The OFR has partnered with the Government Printing Office to make the Daily Compilation the first publication specifically engineered for the new FDsys platform. More new web services will be added throughout 2009 allowing FDsys to gradually replace GPO Access. For more information see the FDsys project website.

FDsys has the full-text of the presidential inaugural ceremony as printed in the Senate pages of the January 20, 2009 Congressional Record, pages S667 through S670 (PDF). Enjoy!   

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Ray Matthews

Government Documents and Digital Library Services Coordinator, Utah State Library

2 thoughts on “Full-text of Inaugural Available Through FDsys”

  1. Two of my family members went to the inauguration. They both walked a million miles but loved every bit of it. Here’s what one said:

    “I went to the Inauguration yesterday. I felt like I couldn’t let me kids down later on, when they say, You lived in Washington D.C. and you didn’t go to that historic inauguration? Plus, I thought it would be really neat. I’ve never seen so many people on the streets, and around the mall. It was a zoo. I couldn’t help but think that most of the people that were there would probably never have even thought about going to an inauguration before, but because it was the first African American President so many people did. I think they expected like 3 million people there. I stood back at the Washington Monument, looking at a giant jumbotron, so I didn’t have a great view, worse than I would have had at home, but it was neat to feel a part of the moment. There were people from the capitol, back to the Lincoln Memorial, which I think is about 2 miles, it wasn’t all the way full, but pretty close. I love the black people though. I was standing next to an older woman, and all during the prayer she kept saying, uh huh, fix it Jesus, fix us Jesus. I love how people just shout out their amens throughout, it cracks me up. One thing that was really frustrating to me though, was that whenever they showed Bush up on the screen the crowd around me boo’d which I think is totally disrespectful, so I’d start clapping, but come on, he might have done some things you disaggree with, but he still protected our country, and deserves some respect. I worry about our nation, to be honest. We’re just getting so evil it seems like. Maybe it’s because I watch the DC news which is like murder after murder. Anyways, it was really neat to go and see all that went on for this inauguration. And now I can say to my kids that I went.”

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