GPO's digital pioneer steps down

The Government Printing Office is losing one of its key officials who helped lead the agency into the digital age.

Judy Russell, superintendent of documents, is leaving GPO early next year, the agency said.

Russell, who has served 10 years at GPO, has been critical in creating GPO Access, an online compendium of government and congressional documents and information, and the Federal Depository Library Program.

'These past four years have been filled with a range of positive changes for the GPO, the FDLP and public access,' Russell said. 'We have expanded our content and service partnerships with federal agencies and the depository libraries to improve service to the public and assure permanent access to digital collection.'

Before joining GPO 10 years ago, Russell held various public and private positions in libraries and information centers. She graduated from Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross and received her master's degree from Catholic University.

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