May Day? Law Day!

Harper Lee?s famous novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, begins with a quote by the English essayist Charles Lamb: ?Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.? Perhaps Lee and/or Lamb was being ironic, but May 1, which is celebrated as Law Day, puts that quotation in a very literal and meaningful context. The theme of Law Day […]

‘National Treasure’ at the Library

The Library of Congress has been known for its “American Treasures” and “World Treasures” exhibitions, but more recently, we have been hosting “National Treasure.” Or, more precisely, “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,” the sequel to the hit 2004 Disney film. I’m prohibited — at least for now — from talking much about the film. That’s […]

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 […]