Revised copy of announcement below.
In 2013 and 2014, the Library of Congress worked with federal libraries to analyze bibliographic records in their catalogs and to identify overlap among their bibliographic records.
We are currently planning the 2015 Federal Library Bibliographic Record Analysis. Last year we partnered with 30 libraries that provided almost 26 million bibliographic records. This year, we are expanding the effort (see current list of 2015 partners below). Your participation in this effort would be highly desirable.
Participation in this project will result in no direct cost to your organization. You will need to commit a small amount of time and effort to provide bibliographic records, answer occasional questions, and participate in infrequent conference calls. In return, we will provide you with reports that provide summary information about your bibliographic records and that show the extent to which your bibliographic records overlap with other participants in the project.
You can see the full 2014 Federal Library Bibliographic Record Analysis report at http://www.loc.gov/ead/flbra/full_report/flbraReport_2014.pdf. We plan to expand the report to include more topical analysis and, hopefully, new features in the coming year.
Please let us know if you have bibliographic records to share and are willing to participate.
John Barton and Steve Short
Library of Congress
Current List of 2015 Partners
Federal Library Bibliographic Record Analysis
Dudley Knox Library, Naval Postgraduate School
U.S. Department of Justice
Library of Congress
Drug Enforcement Administration
Marine Corps University
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
National Agricultural Library
United States Coast Guard Academy
National Cancer Institute at Frederick
United States Military Academy
National Defense University
U.S. Army Command & General Staff College
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
USDA Forest Service
Food and Drug Administration
U. S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Department of Transportation
Government Printing Office
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
U.S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
Army War College
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Fire Administration Library
U.S. Naval War College
FBI Academy Library in Quantico.
National Science Foundation
U.S. Naval Observatory
National Gallery of Art
Navy Department Library
University of Alabama -Federal Depository Library
Department of the Interior
Commerce Research Library
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Naval Academy