Subject Cataloging

I came across a piece today from ?Inside Higher Ed? and felt a need to correct the record. The article, the subject of which was Open Library, stated in part: Q: Some serious questions have come up about the shrinking depth of subject cataloging from the book records issued by the Library of Congress. That […]

Doing In Dewey?

A mini-debate is breaking out among library-philes in the wake of a Wall Street Journal story about an Arizona library that has ditched the Dewey Decimal System for much broader subject headings, catering to a client謥 who are apparently more browsers than researchers. An earlier article claims it to be the first library to break […]

Media Habits of the Librarian of Congress

Bill Powers of National Journal has debuted a neat, recurring feature about how ?leading figures in government, politics, and other spheres? get their information from the media. He chose Dr. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, as its first subject because he ?runs America?s first great information outlet.? From the article: I think daily newspapers are […]

Navigating the Information Thicket

Library Journal covered the third and final public meeting of the LOC-led Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control. The group?s charge is to: * Present findings on how bibliographic control and other descriptive practices can effectively support management of and access to library materials in the evolving information and technology environment * Recommend […]

Creating the United States

A partial image of page 1 of the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, with a gradient fade applied A couple of notes about recent TV appearances, and then an on-topic digression (which is after the jump). First of all, as previously mentioned, Dr. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, was the guest July 1 […]