Apple and the Government Printing Office have reached a deal to make hundreds of government documents and manuscripts available on iTunes in e-book format, reports “InformationWeek” (

The Apple deal is the latest in a string of e-book partnerships that the Government Printing Office — the official federal government printer — has made similar deals since December 2010 with the Google, Barnes & Noble, and smaller companies like OverDrive, Ingram, and ZInio.

“We need to be able to provide the American people with publications in whatever format they want,” Herb Jackson, the Government Printing Office’s managing director of business products and services, told “InformationWeek.” “We want to be relevant, we want to get into as many channels as we can and with e-books we have been able to provide the public with titles they want.”