Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Resource: Map of Federal Libraries

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) always has informative articles on its blog, UpFront with NGS.  By subscribing to the NGS blog email service, I learned about the Federal Library Directory, an interactive map from the Library of Congress.  A portion of the news release is below.

October 28, 2011, Washington, D.C.: Profiles of U.S. federal libraries from around the world are now available online. Presented dynamically with an interactive mapping tool, the Federal Library Directory displays geographic and collections data from more than 1,000 libraries. This publicly available dataset identifies members of the federal library and information center community and offers current information on their locations, collections, services and specialties.  Read more of the press release which includes a link to important information about using the interactive maps.  There is a caveat: The mapping software is only viewed using the Mozilla Firefox browser and the link provided loads slowly.  If you are unable to use Firefox, a pdf file of the directory is available.

posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond

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