Posted on June 24, 2013.
The Library of Congress has announced a transition to online-only publication of its cataloging documentation. As titles that are in production are released, the Library’s Cataloging Distribution Service (CDS) will no longer print new editions of its subject headings, classification schedules and other cataloging publications. The Library will instead provide free downloadable PDF versions of these titles.
For users desiring enhanced functionality, the Library’s two web-based subscription services, Cataloger’s Desktop and Classification Web, will continue as products from CDS.
In 2012, the Library of Congress conducted an extensive study on the impact and opportunities of changes in the bibliographic framework and the technological environment on the future distribution of its cataloging data and products. The Library’s transition from print to online-only for cataloging documentation is a response to a steadily declining customer base for print and the availability of alternatives made possible by advances in technology. This shift will enable the Library to achieve a more sustainable financial model and better serve its mission in the years ahead.
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Posted in Feature stories
Posted on June 2, 2009.
The Library of Congress can deliver news on dozens of topics directly to your desktop.
From the webpage about RSS feeds.
"RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a technology that allows organizations to deliver news to a desktop computer or other Internet device. By subscribing to RSS feeds, users can easily stay up-to-date with areas of the Library's site that are of interest. The Library of Congress offers several RSS feeds for use in an RSS reader or RSS-enabled Web browser. Library feeds consist of headline, brief summary, and a link that leads back to the Library's Web site for more information."
Topics range from general library news and hours, to info on the library web and newscasts, to poetry, copyright legislation and news.
Posted in Web/Tech
Posted on March 16, 2009.
Only 3 Weeks Left for Early Bird Rate!
Are you planning to attend THE premiere conference for Information Professionals? Not yet registered for the SLA 2009 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO?
There are only three weeks left until the early bird rate expires! Go to: http://www.sla.org/content/Events/conference/ac2009/registration/index.cfm and save at least US$ 180!
The early bird rate expires 3 April 2009, so register now!
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The Military Libraries Division has a full slate of activities planned. On Saturday, we have a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetary at 1:15. Two of our own military vets will be part of the wreath laying ceremony. Meanwhile in Washington, DC at the West Dining Room at the Library of Congress, we have a session on How to Become a Federal Library. Five federal librarians or HR specialists will discuss tips on the different personnel systems, where to search for federal jobs, intern opportunities.etc.
Posted in News