National Research Council, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Committee on an Information Technology Strategy for the Library of Congress, LC21: A Digital Strategy for the Library of Congress (2000) (full-text).
This report arises from the Library of Congress’s own sense of its vulnerability and uncertainty at the dawn of the information age and attempts to respond closely to the institution’s own sense of its mission. The statement of tasks included:
- Identify strategic directions for the application of information technology within the Library of Congress into the next decade.
- Assess the structure and system needs for the Library of Congress to pursue its stated missions, including the adequacy of plans for modernizing and integrating those systems and the institutional and management structure for implementing the modernization.
- Examine systems and structures across the main components of the Library of Congress and for its major programs.
- Identify opportunities for interaction between the Library of Congress and other digital library initiatives, for the integration of electronic collections with existing analog materials, and for the preservation of library collections using digital technologies.