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.
Read about the controversial book Finding Freedom: How Death Row Broke and Opened My Heart by Jarvis Jay Masters, published in 1997 in limited release, and learn about the program through which the Library acquired his book, re-released in 2020. Masters was arrested in 1981 for armed robbery and sent to San Quentin State Prison, where he remains today, sentenced to death for a different crime he says he did not commit.