Though the binding staff at the Library no longer binds items on site, they do conduct a thorough review of each item once it returns from the commercial bindery. This peer-review system provides complete accountability and quality assurance for over 2,000 items each week.
The staff of the Processing and Preparation Section have a high standard for the bound items that leave their doors. As part of that pursuit of perfection, they pick up on certain bits of language, both foreign and computer programming. This is the first post of a series on that pursuit.
How exactly does the coolest stuff in the world make its way from hundreds of countries all over the world into the hands of patrons of the largest library in the world? 2023 Junior Fellow Kathleen Senn describes her experience working in the Preservation Services Division on Inventory Review Protocols for International Collection Materials.
Each book in the Library of Congress has its own story from writing to publication to its placement on the Library's shelves. Some take a little longer and need special treatment because they don't travel alone.
The COVID-19 Pandemic caused offices across the world to adapt to working from home, but how do you do that if you're a librarian? The staff of the Processing and Preparation Section had to make changes to their technology and their processes to make the leap to telework.