The national library serving the United States Congress.
The Library of Congress' mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. The Library serves as the research arm of Congress and is recognized as the national library of the United States. Its collections comprise the world's most comprehensive record of human creativity and knowledge. Open to those above high school age without charge or special permission, it is the world's largest library and a great resource to scholars and researchers. http://lcweb.loc.gov
the library of the American Congress and the national library of the United States. Holder of the largest library collection in the world, LC also creates standards for other libraries, in particular large public and academic libraries, through the development of the Library of Congress Classification System and Subject headings.
the U.S. government agency that regulates and controls copyright materials; e.g., an advertisement can legally be copyrighted if it contains entirely original copy or artwork, but neither a slogan nor a common design or symbol can legally be copyrighted. See copyright.
Serves as the Library of the United States Congress and, due to its resources and leadership, has assumed the role of a national library.
when copyrighted works are deposited at the U.S. Copyright Office, they are housed in the Library of Congress, located in Washington D.C.
an agency of the Legislative Branch of the United States government. LC Classification System : a library classification system using a combination of letters and numbers to indicate the subject content of library materials. Materials are shelved by the call numbers of the LC classification system. Most academic libraries use LC Classification System while most public libraries use the Dewey Decimal Classification System. LC Subject Headings (LCSH) : a list of standard subject headings created by the Library of Congress and used throughout the United States by most libraries. Subject headings from this list are assigned to books and are used to locate books in the library.
LC: Library of Congress. The largest library complex in the world.
The national library of the United States. Also serves as the depository library for material published in the U.S. (commonly referred to as LC.)
Founded in 1800, the national library of the United States.
http://lcweb.loc.gov/ The Library of Congress, founded April 24, 1800, serves the research needs of the U.S. Congress and offers centralized cataloging data for libraries.
is the world's largest library and oldest cultural institution in the United States.
The research arm of the Congress of the United States. Although not officially a national library, it provides services appropriate to a national library. Its collections comprise the world's most comprehensive record of human creativity and knowledge.
repository located in Washington, DC, originally created to serve the needs of Congress, now open to the public.
The National Library of the United States and the library for members of Congress. LC contains over 100 million items, 20 million of them books. See www.loc.gov
the USA' national book collection, based in Washington, DC.
Established by act of Congress in 1800 as a research library for the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government, it eventually became the national library of the United States. Located in Washington, D.C., LC also administers the U.S. copyright system and serves as the nation's copyright depository. The machine-readeable cataloging ( MARC) program originated at the Library of Congress.
The largest library in the world is in Washington, D.C. As part of its many services, the LOC will supply a writer with up-to-date sources and bibliographies in all fields, from arts and humanities to science and technology. For details, write to the Library of Congress, Central Services Division, Washington, DC 20540.
independent federal agency in the legislative branch. The Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, was established in 1800. It presents a wide range of materials for research, including extensive collections in American history, music and law.
the national library of the United States and research arm of Congress; home to an exceptional genealogical collection, particularly of compiled records. Its catalog of holdings can be searched at http://catalog.loc.gov/.
The Library of Congress is the de facto national library of the United States and the research arm of the United States Congress. It is one of the largest and most important libraries in the world. Its collections include more than 29 million catalogued books and other print materials in 470 languages, more than 58 million manuscripts, the largest rare book collection in North America, including a Gutenberg Bible, over 1 million US Government publications, 1 million issues of world newspapers spanning the past three centuries, 33,000 bound newspaper volumes, 500,000 microfilm reels, over 6,000 comic book titles, the world's largest collection of legal materials, films, 4.8 million maps, sheet music, and 2.7 million sound recordings.