Interview With Library of Congress Librarian in the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate
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This week's interview is with Rick Fitzgerald, a Librarian in the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate of the Library of Congress:
"How would you describe your job to other people?"
"I am responsible for the bibliographic records for the web archives and the cataloging work. Managing web archives is quite challenging; there are a lot of moving interconnected parts and those involved need to rely on each other to make sure these parts are in sync."
"Recently, my colleagues and I have spent a lot of time thinking about the scope of a website – for collecting, for seeking permissions as well as for providing end-user access. In many cases, it is not just a simple URL! "
"We are also in the process of incorporating the web archive records into the Library’s metasearch. This presents new opportunities as well as challenges. It will eventually provide a new discovery experience for collections in the Library of Congress Web Archives such as the Legal Blawgs Web Archive, as well as opportunities for linking Congress.gov to Congressional web archives."