Mapping Out Monday

Wow, in business barely three days, and I already have to apologize for “light blogging.” What a day it has already been! In addition to dealing with a parking glitch that has had me spending far too much time trying to keep from being towed by the good people of the District of Columbia, I […]

Is Blogging Serializing?

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 […]

Clock Ticking Down on Webby Nominees

The deadline is fast approaching to vote in the 2007 Webby Awards, the Internet equivalent of the Oscars. (Voting requires registration, to separate the “men from the bots.” “OK, bad joke.)” Fast, as in tomorrow (April 27). The Library is nominated in two “People’s Voice” categories, which are decided by popular vote and will be […]

The Library and 'The Good Book'

This morning I attended the spring business meeting of the James Madison Council, the Library’s private-sector advisory body, created in 1990 by Librarian of Congress James Billington. Council members received updates on the 2007 National Book Festival (Sept. 29, 2007), the 2007 Junior Fellows program, the World Digital Library and other issues, and also heard […]

Library in the News, 4/25/07

The New York Times reports on the makeshift shrines that have been erected to the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting rampage, and the role the Library of Congress will play in helping ensure their preservation. From the article (registration required): University officials are consulting with experts from the Library of Congress, which compiled materials […]

Library in the News, 4/24/07

The AP covers congressional consideration of a measure to officially recognize the 1507 Waldseemueller Map, which is owned by the Library of Congress and which celebrates its 500th anniversary tomorrow. (This is quite a week for Library of Congress birthdays!) It is the first document of any kind to refer to the Western Hemisphere as […]