On Friday, the Library of Congress Twitter account posted the following two feeds:
We’re all thinking of our colleagues affected by the stress of this potential shutdown. If the shutdown does happen, what LC websites will be affected for catalogers? Let’s start with what’s NOT affected:
- Classification Web
- Cataloger’s Desktop
Bruce Johnson (LC’s Policy & Standards Division) distributed an email today on the two resources and reports, “… but should any technical difficulties arise during the closure no customer service or technical support can be provided.”
So what is affected? The LC Twitter feed reports following LC sites will be down:
LC Name Authority File maintenance may remain in limbo without that maintenance process running. (i.e., name authority work done via the NACO program).
Again, we’re all thinking of our library colleagues and hope a quick resolution is in the works.