Oh no! From Cyberbrief--Library of Congress is digitally disturbed

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The email newsletter Cyberbrief for July 27 has this news. I implore cpr to send them your hundreds of thousands of y2k links. Our nation turns to you----

A report issued this week by the National Academy of Sciences says the Library of Congress is not keeping pace with the digital age. The current deluge of Web sites, electronic magazines, CD-ROMs and other forms of cyber-creativity is outpacing the library's ability to archive it all, the report said. "If you keep the mission of the library what it has been, the change in the landscape brought about by networked information is dramatic and brings about unavoidable challenges for the library," said James O'Donnell, the chairman of the committee that produced the report, according to the New York Times. The newspaper reported that the library is suffering from a high-tech labor shortage, and it "urgently needs a sophisticated system for receiving and managing digital documents deposited with the library and registered for copyright."

-- (nemesis@awol.com), July 27, 2000

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