Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Interview With Director of Information Technology at Law Library of Congress

In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has started an interview series featuring members of the library staff.

Today, the tenth interview in the series appeared. It is with Henry Rossman, Director of Information Technology:
"I manage the IT infrastructure for the Law Library of Congress. This means that when anything goes wrong, it is my fault; when we pull rabbits out of hats and perform IT miracles, it’s just doing my job (...)"

"Overall, the most interesting fact that I have come to appreciate about librarians is that they are the original Information Technology workers. Back in the day of the Great Library of Alexandria, librarians had metadata; they could find one scroll out of 600,000 and put it back, after use, in its proper place."
The full list of interviews is available on the blog website.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 7:10 pm


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