From NEXTGOV – WATCHDOG: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS LACKS A DIGITAL BLUEPRINT — AND DOESN'T KNOW HOW MUCH IT SPENDS ON TECHNOLOGY

Alongside more than 36 million books and 13.7 million photographs and untold other documents, maps and manuscripts, the Library of Congress has ambitious plans to collect nearly every public tweet since 2006 to be used as a truly 21st-century research archive.

But a new watchdog report calls into question the library’s ability to keep up with the demands of the digital age.

The world’s largest library lacks “a clear direction for its use of IT,” and has been cycling through short-term IT leadership since the permanent chief information officer left the agency in 2012.

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