Monthly Archives: January 2012

We’re Moving! The Library Renovations on the 4th and 5th Floor Are Complete. Everything and Everyone Will Be On the Move For the Next Week! Jan. 23 – 29, 2012

Library in Transition GraphicThe week of Jan. 23 – 29, 2012

It’s going to be great, but for now …
Our apologies!

The Library renovations on the 4th and 5th floor have been completed. It’s all brand new and shiny and soon everything and everyone will be in a different place.

We are in the process of moving every book, desk, pen and person.

It will be totally new and different for us too, so please bear with us.

For details of the library building changes taking place in January, see the earlier posted notice: Claire T. Carney Library Building Changes in January 2012.

For more information on the overall project, see the Library Building Renovation and Expansion Program Web Page.

U.S. Govt. Printing Office and Library of Congress Collaborate to Create iPad App – Will Provide Increased Access to Congressional Record

from the Federal Depository Libraries Program listserv:

Once again the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Library of Congress (LC) have collaborated to increase access to the Congressional Record (CR). At the request of the House Administration Committee, LC created an iPad app that provides access to the daily edition of the CR dating from January 4, 1995. The app uses CR files and associated metadata provided by GPO.

The app allows users to:

*  Browse editions of the Congressional Record by date.
*  Perform keyword searches within individual documents or sections within documents.
*  Identify the latest bills and resolutions considered daily on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
*  Identify the latest bills, resolutions, treaties, and nominations considered daily on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
*  Save documents to your preferred iPad PDF reader.
*  Share documents via email.

GPO will play an ongoing role in enabling LOC to determine when updates to Congressional Record content are available through access to site maps on GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). The link for the new app is: <> or you can search in the App Store for “The Congressional Record.”

“The GPO appreciates the opportunity to participate in this project, and is pleased that our partnership with the Library of Congress continues to evolve in the digital age,” said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “GPO is here to meet the information dissemination needs of Congress, and this new Congressional Record app is one more way that GPO is supporting Congress and its daily legislative functions.”

For the full press release, see: <>.

Internet Gone Dark?! What is SOPA and PIPA? And Why Are The Internet Archive, Google and Twitter So Upset About Them?

Internet Gone Dark?! (Not really ALL Dark!) What is SOPA and PIPA? And Why Are The Internet Archive, Google and Twitter So Upset About Them?

Read about the these copyright-related bills that are up for discussion in congress and the issues associated with them: ALA Quick Reference Guide to the PIPA, SOPA and the OPEN Act.

And while others are dark, use the library databases to look up more information about these important bills that could affect your access to information on the internet.