Tuesday, March 08, 2011

What is FDsys?

In addition to our usual tutorial videos, the Government Documents Library at CU Boulder is trying a few new approaches to engage and attract users to the types of information to be found in government resources. The video below, "What is FDsys?" is the first part in a short series on the GPO's Federal Digital System or FDsys. We hope you find it informative and useful, and welcome comments below.

And now you can find more videos about government sources at the CU Boulder Libraries YouTube channel.


  1. Anonymous7:30 AM

    This was informative but also made me laugh. Good job. Love the Congressional Pictorial Directory example! Hahaha. And yay for Kitty Wigs! However, I do not like the sound effect for when the big GPO logo comes up. It jars my ears. Bah! ;-)

  2. Thanks for the feedback! We promise to search for all new sound effects for next time. ;)

  3. Marie B.9:47 PM

    For me it was less the sound effect chosen than that most of the sound effects just sound much louder than the voice of the narrator. Other than that, good presentation of information with a few smiles to actually make the watcher look forward to what's coming next - nice job!

  4. Anonymous9:15 AM

    I agree with Marie B.that the sound effects were louder than they should be. Personally I found them distracting to the point of being irritating. Other than that, I appreciated the humor and I think the video is effective.

  5. Anonymous1:49 PM

    excellent mix of authoritative and funny. only one voiceover patch was bad (someone falling into a fountain)-- otherwise, I thought fine, really. look forward to more--

  6. Great job, Bill! Nothing like a good laugh! especially at government's expense.