Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

On This Day - January 30 - Library of Congress - Jefferson's Library

Library and Information Science History On This Day

On January 30, 1815, President James Madison of the United States approved an act of Congress appropriating $23,950 to purchase Thomas Jefferson’s library of 6,487 volumes¹.

Tuesday, January 29, 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

"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) 

Monday, January 28, 2019

“Multiple” Subdivisions to be Cancelled from Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)

LCSH Multiples Cancellation Project [November 7, 2018]
In order to better support linked-data initiatives, the Library of Congress’ Policy and Standards Division will cancel “multiple” subdivisions from Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) beginning in December 2018.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

What are the names of FRBR Group 1 entities:

(a) Names, Families, and Corporate bodies

(b) Entities, Attributes, and Relationships

(c) Places, Events, and Concepts

(d) Work, Expression, Manifestation, and Item

Saturday, January 26, 2019

The term Expression, as used in FRBR/RDA, is

(a) The arrangement of text, images, etc., in a resource

(b) The intellectual or artistic realization of a work in the form of alpha-numeric, musical or choreographic notation, sound, image, object, movement, etc., or any combination

(c) The means used to convey information or artistic content

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Biographies of Famous Librarians : Who's Who in Library and Information Science

Biographies of Famous Librarians and Library Information Professionals


List of biographies of top famous librarians, catalogers, library science teachers, and Library and Information Studies professionals. This is a list of notable librarians and people who have advanced libraries and librarianship. Also included are people primarily notable for other endeavors, such as politicians and writers, who have also worked as librarians. A highlight of this collection is the inclusion of videos on the life and contributions of the librarians.

Thursday, January 3, 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 at¹

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination

Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination - quote


"Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life." 
Sidney Sheldon (1917-2007. American writer and producer)