Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Library of Congress

Library of Congress
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. [Source: Flickr/Library of Congress]
Aerial view showing the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, with East Capitol Street on the left and the James Madison Building on the right

Library of Congress, the de facto national library of the United States and the largest library in the world. Its collection was growing at a rate of about two million items per year; it reached more than 155 million items in 2012. The Library of Congress serves members, committees, and staff of the U.S. Congress, other government agencies, libraries throughout the country and the world, and the scholars, researchers, artists, and scientists who use its resources. It is the national centre for library service to the blind and physically handicapped, and it offers many concerts, lectures, and exhibitions for the general public. Those outside the Washington, D.C., area have access to the library’s growing electronic resources through the Library of Congress Web site at http://www.loc.gov.¹

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day - April 23

On April 23 World Book Day is Celebrated - World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. In the United Kingdom, the day is recognized on the first Thursday in March. World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995. In some countries, World Book Day is observed on different dates.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

I'm a Librarian, Librarianship is my religion, Libraries are my temple

I'm a Librarian, Librarianship is my religion, Libraries are my temple
LIBRARIANSHIP STUDIES QUOTE OF THE DAY



"I'm a Librarian, Librarianship is my religion, Libraries are my temple, and Catalog is my key weapon to unlock the wealth of wisdom and knowledge stored in the libraries." 
Salman Haider (Librarian, cataloger, blogger, and creator of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog) 



Friday, April 19, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card

I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card." 
Laura Bush (b. 1946. Librarian and wife of George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States)


Friday, March 22, 2019

Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities

Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities." 
R. David Lankes (Professor and Director of the School of Library & Information Science at the University of South Carolina, the Follett Chair at Dominican’s Graduate School of Library & Information Science, and recipient of the American Library Association’s 2016 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship) 


Thursday, March 21, 2019

When in doubt go to the library

When in doubt go to the library

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"When in doubt go to the library." 
J.K. Rowling (b. 1965. British novelist, screenwriter, and producer, best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series) 


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Libraries were full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons

Libraries were full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons

LIBRARIANSHIP STUDIES QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Libraries were full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons." 
Sarah J. Maas (b. 1986. American fantasy author) in her novel Throne of Glass.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019

The language in which Pride and Prejudice was written is:

(a) An attribute of Manifestation

(b) An attribute of Item

(c) An attribute of Work

(d) An attribute of Expression

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

How is Attribute defined in FRBR model?

(a) A set of characteristics which serve as the means for users to identify a particular entity

(b) A set of physical characteristics which help users identify a particular entity

(c) Assigned identifiers and contextual information which help users identify a particular entity


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Library and Information Science Education

Library and Information Science Education

This page highlights information and articles published in the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog about Library and Information Science Education and Career.

Monday, February 25, 2019

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library

LIBRARIANSHIP STUDIES QUOTE OF THE DAY


"The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library." 
Albert Einstein (1879-1955. Theoretical physicist) 


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Terry Reese Jr. selected for Margaret Mann Citation

Terry Reese Jr.
Terry Reese Jr.

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Terry Reese Jr. is the recipient of the 2019 Margaret Mann Citation presented by the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation will be presented on June 22 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)

Library of Congress Subject Headings LCSH

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) is the list of headings produced from the subject authority file maintained by the United States Library of Congress for use in bibliographic records. It is popularly known by its abbreviation as LCSH and is sometimes used interchangeably with the phrase subject authority file.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Owens book "The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation" wins ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award


The recipient for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award is Dr. Trevor Owens for his book The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation.

Trevor Owens
Dr. Trevor Owens