Saturday, July 22, 2006

What is Going On at the Library of Congress?

Recent decisions by Library of Congress administrators to scale back cataloging have caused a firestorm of protest within the national library community and we've been promised more changes to come. In his essay,"What is Going on at the Library of Congress?" reference librarian Thomas Mann argues that systematic subject access to book collections available on site remains an essential mission to support scholarship, despite the unsound claims that the "digital age" is rendering books and catalogs obsolete.

Read Dr. Mann's essay (22 p.) on the website of the Library of Congress Professional Guild, AFSCME 2910

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