[CatSIG] Library of Congress website shut down

Catherine Amey Catherine.Amey at dia.govt.nz
Wed Oct 2 09:48:07 NZDT 2013

Kia ora

At the National Library of New Zealand we've noticed that the Library of Congress catalogue etc is no longer available :-(


Due to the temporary shutdown of the federal government, the Library of Congress is closed to the public and researchers beginning October 1, 2013 until further notice.
All public events are cancelled and web sites are inaccessible except the legislative information sites THOMAS.gov and beta.congress.gov.

However, the Marc standards are still accessible through a mirror site - see email below forwarded from Autocat


-----Original Message-----
From: AUTOCAT [mailto:AUTOCAT at LISTSERV.SYR.EDU] On Behalf Of Tennant,Roy
Sent: Tuesday, 1 October 2013 11:07 a.m.
Subject: [ACAT] Temporary MARC documentation location

FYI, Code4Lib to the rescue (as seen on that mailing list).

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 2:47 PM, Dan Scott <denials at gmail.com<mailto:denials at gmail.com>> wrote:
I've temporarily set up mirrors at:

* http://stuff.coffeecode.net/www.loc.gov/marc/ (MARC21 docs)
* http://stuff.coffeecode.net/www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/
(standards documentation)

Hopefully these won't be necessary for long, or at all :/


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Catherine Amey
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