What is Distinctive about the Library of Congress In Both its Collections and its Means of Access to Them
And The Reasons LC Needs to Maintain Classified Shelving of Books Onsite, And A Way to Deal Effectively with the Problem of Books on the Fl
Date Written: 06/11/2009
Year Published: 2009
Resource Type: Article
The Library cannot solve its space problems by adoption of a digital strategy
without seriously damaging our larger mission to promote scholarship of unusual scope and
depth. If the Librarys own access to its own general book collection were to be dumbed
down to only the levels of subject access provided by Google, Amazon, or Internet search
mechanisms, we would effectively be endorsing, and institutionalizing, the level of
ignorance exemplified by the Six Blind Men of India.
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