FCW.com, July 18, 2016: “The Library of Congress was the target of a denial-of-service attack that has knocked out Congress.gov and the U.S. Copyright Office website, and caused outages at other sites hosted by the library. Library spokesperson Gayle Osterberg told FCW that the DNS attack was launched July 17 and continues to affect library operations, including internal websites and employee email.” The site is available now.
- See also – Kyle Chayka: The Library of Last Resort – Whatever early progress the Library of Congress made on the internet has been squandered. “…This is to say that the Library of Congress needs not just a shift in branding but a different, parallel mission to make digitization comprehensive and sustainable rather than a sideshow. Developing this mission is what will maintain the institution’s relevance over the next century. But the change can only come from leadership; currently, staff are as confused about the Library’s purpose as the public. “We’re trying to figure out what our place is in a society that has Google,” Elmer Eusman, chief of the LOC’s Conservation Division, told me with audible sadness. Billington didn’t mitigate the confusion….”
- And a reminder of previous posting about the new Librarian of Congress – Diversity issues remain focus as Library of Congress welcomes new Chief Librarian and First Woman and African American Librarian of Congress Confirmed by Congress