2014 Federal Library Bibliographic Analysis and Report

The Library of Congress has just completed the 2014 Federal Bibliographic Record Analysis!


The final report, which describes the methodology and presents the results of the analysis, is now available at: http://www.loc.gov/ead/flbra/.  You may find it quite innovative and informative.  The  Federal Bibliographic Record Analysis project was initiated in 2012 when 11 libraries agreed to participate in a pilot to analyze their bibliographic records to identify overlap among the institutions.  This year the initiative has been expanded to include 30 partners.

Once you open the link, you’ll see a document, “filelist.docx”, that lists the files available.  Each file is a summary of a particular library’s bibliographic analysis.  The overall report, which also contains the research methodology, is called “flbraReport_2014.pdf” and is the last file name on the list.  It may be helpful to read this file before examining others.

The Library of Congress is interested in adding more libraries to this federal bibliographic analysis for the upcoming cycle.  If you are interested in participating, please contact either Stephen Short (sshort@loc.gov) or John Barton (jbar@loc.gov).  There is no cost to participate in this project.

Library staff are also available to provide presentations on this topic if requested.