Release Notes July 7, 2016 - Feature is available for beta testing and user feedback
The govinfo team is pleased to release initial functionality for the Browse by Author feature on govinfo. As a first step, this feature offers similar functionality to FDsys, but has been built within the new look and feel of the govinfo user interface.
Using existing metadata in the system, this feature dynamically lists the government (institutional) authors by branch of the U.S. government for all documents. Initially, these links will take you to a set of search results for that author, similar to the browse by Government Author functionality in FDsys.
For future releases, we are considering:
- creating organizational groups of authors, or “buckets” (in-progress),
- identifying better ways to display the results for each author,
- including Federal Register documents under the individual issuing agencies,
- other improvements to make this feature more consistent and user-friendly.
Please let us know how we can improve this feature in subsequent releases by clicking on the feedback link at the top of any page on the site and submitting your comments.