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Giving Back

Posted by: Matt Raymond

It’s an oft-cited fact that the Library of Congress takes into its collections a staggering 10,000 items every single day. So it’s nice to be able to talk, about what we try to give back, at least in the broadest sense of the term. Today I received the following report from Library Services (the largest …

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Library of Congress Lends Help to DCPL

Posted by: Matt Raymond

As a followup to yesterday?s blurb about the fire at the Georgetown branch of the DC Public Library ? although I didn?t know it at the time of posting, the Library of Congress is working to lend a hand. Here is a statement I received from staff in our Preservation Directorate: Ginnie Cooper, Chief Librarian …

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Library in Georgetown Hit by Fire

Posted by: Matt Raymond

The Web site of WRC-TV in Washington is reporting that the branch of the DC Public Library in the District?s historic Georgetown neighborhood is on fire. From the story: Its Peabody Room contains a special collection of items pertaining to the history of Georgetown. The fire chief told Spencer that they are aware of the …

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Is Blogging Serializing?

Posted by: Matt Raymond

I got an email this morning from a colleague in the Office of Communications, who said that she was speaking to our ???guru of ISSN numbers.??? Here is the upshot: Today she told me that after much debate, catalogers had decided that corporate blogs published regularly are in fact serial publications and therefore should have …