The legacy interface to the LC Online Catalog has a lower number of simultaneous sessions.  The legacy software is no longer being developed by the vendor.
We encourage users to use the new interface, which is accessible to all users; is designed to support more simultaneous users; provides the flexibility to add new functionality; and is consistent with the rest of the Library's website.  
There is no correlation between access to an old, soon-to-be-unsupported service and a future metadata standard that relies on linked open data.

Ann Della Porta
Chief, Integrated Library System Program Office
Library of Congress
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>...  by on-demand retrieval, we can use them for display at the 
>appropriate time (during the patron's session).

Considering the difficulty I am now having getting to the old LC catalogue, I wonder what would happen if hundreds of OPACs across the world were trying to access the same data source at the same time for display?

There are also times here when a logging truck hits a power pole, and our internet service provider goes down until repairs are made, and power is restored to them.  Our back up generator lets us work inhouse, but there is no outside connectivity.

Colour me agnostic about the brave new world of linked data.

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