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Karl Miller wrote:
> Mike Richter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:    >Once upon a time, I had clearance to ask what the traffic and >storage numbers were for NSA. Since I never asked, I may
>   >speculate that it would make the LoC's efforts pale in >comparison.
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>   Which reinforces to me that librarians are not trained for dealing with large quantities of digital information. My friday lunch bunch includes a former Pentagon guy who was, for a time, in charge of the parts supply database for NATO. His IT people seemed to have plenty of experience in balancing the filtering, control and navigation of information. I would wonder if any research library can afford  an IT staff on that level.

Let's put it this way: without NSA's need for filtering, the 
supercomputer market would be far smaller than it is.

Again, I base those observations on experience in related areas, not on 
specific data.

Mike
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