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Report on digital data at LC

From: Schnare Robert Prof. <schnarer>
Date: Friday, August 25, 2000
Colleagues: Thought you might like to see the report on LC and its
problems with digital data. (article has web address)  It was
reported in the NY Times a few days ago.

    August 21, 2000
    Library of Congress is now adrift in a sea of digital data By
    William Jackson GCN Staff  The Library of Congress is so
    unprepared to serve as a national information repository in the
    digital age that it risks becoming a book museum, the National
    Academy of Sciences contends.  The library still plays a vital
    role in building collections of national and worldwide
    importance, but it "cannot go on as before," the academy
    concluded in a report released last month. ...

    The complete report is at

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