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CIC Floppy Disk Project  

The CIC Floppy Disk Project is a partnership between the U.S. Government Printing Office and the Indiana University, Bloomington Libraries on behalf of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), making publications that were distributed to federal depository libraries on floppy disk available via FTP over the Internet. The site is designed to provide a central location through which Federal Data, made available on floppy diskettes, can be identified, located and downloaded. While the project provides the information as it was originally presented on the floppy disks, it cannot provide software which might be needed to fully operate the disk. Records provided within the FDP inform the user about the specifications and may refer users to "read me" files. Consultation with local computer administrators may be required. With the ever-increasing number of products being released by the Government Printing Office, FDP enables libraries to either fill in gaps to their collections, or provide an immediate access point for patrons. While the collection represents over 200 entries, our collection is not complete. We would welcome contributions from your library's holdings or suggested titles.

A search will retrieve a title list from which individual titles can be "clicked" and down-loaded (click on the file name next to "link.")

  1. When clicking on the file link, you will be prompted to open or save the file.
  2. Select SAVE and an appropriate location (e.g. floppy disk or hard drive). All files are compressed.
  3. Once the file is downloaded, double click on it to "explode" the compressed files and directories (the files will be extracted within the directory where the compressed file resides).

Every effort has been made to maintain the original file/directory structure of the diskettes. Please let us know if you have any problems or suggestions.

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