Sunday, April 13, 2014
National Library Week
Did you know that many libraries have interlibrary loan agreements? This is a way to borrow books outside of your local system.
The proprietary Dewey Decimal System is still used to classify library materials. First published in 1876, its last revision was issued in 2011. DDS caters to an Anglo-American view which prompted some libraries to adapt the Book Indusry Standards and Communications (BISAC) system used by commercial bookstores.
The Library of Congress, housed in 4 buildings, is opened to the public but only high-ranking government officials may check out materials. It is also the world's largest library.
You can get a degree in Library Science / Library Technology.