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Library of Congress Merging Cataloging and Acquisitions by 2008

From Library Journal, an update on the third and final public meeting on the future of bibliographic control July 9 at the Library of Congress (LC), focusing on "The Economics and Organization of Bibliographic Data." There's also a public webcast of the proceedings.

Lib of Congress Tackles Selecting Blogs to Archive

Search-Engines writes "Blogs are a potentially important record of our time for future generations one that the Library of Congress is interested in preserving. But as with other forms of digital data, the Washington-based library can't hope and, really, doesn't want to save all of the content being published in blogs, according to Laura Campbell, associate librarian for strategic initiatives, who received the 2007 EMC Information Leadership Award at last week's Computerworld Honors Program ceremony, is also the director of the National Digital Library Program.. Here's The Scoop"

Chemist Researches Ways to Preserve LOC's Treasures

Science Daily reports that an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida State University has been invited to serve as the first Preservation Research and Testing Professor in Residence at LOC's Preservation Research & Testing Division. He will be researching ways to slow down degradation of cellulose-based materials, which will allow for better preservation of the library's materials.

Good News for LOC Brittle Books

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington said yesterday that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a $2 million grant to the world's largest library for a program to digitize thousands of works with a major focus on "brittle books."

The project supplements other efforts at the Library of Congress along with private companies such as Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Those massive book digitization projects, however, have typically shied away from materials in vulnerable condition. USA Today has the story.


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