This is an important article discussing some of the challenges facing the Library of Congress, especially at this crucial time. In 1990, the Library of Congress launched “American Memory,” its…

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This news may come as a surprise for those who read this blog because a great majority of the writings here I have originally sent to Autocat. I have been…

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Posting to Autocat On 6/24/2016 4:47 PM, Laurence S. Creider wrote: Aaron Kuperman, who AFAIK is hardly a card-carrying left-winger but is a conscientious civil servant, has demonstrated the problems…

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Posting to Autocat I’m afraid I must add one more point before letting this matter drop entirely from the Autocat list. MULLEN Allen wrote: Other implications of the “Aliens” heading…

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Posting to Autocat On 6/23/2016 10:46 PM, MULLEN Allen wrote: James Weinheimer writes: ” I will agree that today it is people with search skills (primarily library staff) who use…

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Posting to Autocat On 6/21/2016 6:26 PM, John Gordon Marr wrote: The word “illegal” has political, moral and historical implications. For example (as one who recalls WWII), whether something is…

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Posting on Autocat On 6/20/2016 11:22 PM, Margot Krissiep wrote: I have a book in German that is a translation from French. There is no author, so the French book…

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Posting to Autocat On 6/21/2016 5:25 PM, Kuperman, Aaron wrote: The change was initiated because people on both sides of the spectrum were confusing the term “aliens” (which is legalese…

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Posting to Autocat http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/20/opinion/a-fight-over-aliens.html There was a NY Times editorial about the proposed change by LC of the subject heading “Illegal aliens” to two headings: “Noncitizens” and “Unauthorized immigration”. I…

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