Home » post » LJ interviews LoC

Our mission

Free Government Information (FGI) is a place for initiating dialogue and building consensus among the various players (libraries, government agencies, non-profit organizations, researchers, journalists, etc.) who have a stake in the preservation of and perpetual free access to government information. FGI promotes free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy and research.

LJ interviews LoC

Library Journal has an interesting set of interviews with Library of Congress staff Michelle Springer (on Flickr Commons, Twitter, and blogging), Sally McCallum (on Linked Data and SKOS [Simple Knowledge Organization System]), and Bill LeFurgy (on cloud storage and preservation).

I particularly like this, from LeFurgy:

Q.) What type of an impact do you think cloud computing could have on the library field?

A.) It has great potential. Cloud computing offers the prospect of a distributed preservation infrastructure, which is vital because no single institution can handle the job alone. Most cultural heritage organizations lack the resources and the capabilities to preserve large amounts of digital content—and the volume of data worthy of preservation is growing by the day. Libraries will need to work together as part of a collaborative network to achieve the necessary economy of scale. Services like cloud computing fit nicely within this collaborative concept.

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Archives