Library of Congress Releases Updated Digital Strategy Document (v. 1.1.2)
In October 2018, the Library published a new digital strategy describing the Library’s objectives for digital transformation over the next five years. The strategy describes goals such as growing online collections, creating opportunities for deeper engagement, and investing in an innovation culture that supports a changing information landscape.
In an effort to reflect some of these very goals, the strategy was published as a versioned, living document, open to rolling public comment and revision. We are pleased to announce the first updated version of the strategy, which we are calling Digital Strategy v1.1.2, is now available online and as a downloadable PDF. For transparency, we will continue to make earlier versions of the strategy available for download from the digital strategy page.
Working with Senior Leadership and the Digital Strategy Working Group, which represents stakeholders from across our institution, the Digital Strategy Directorate evaluated all comments received since the strategy’s original publication and incorporated several constructive suggestions.
Substantive edits to the document are as follows:
- We updated numbers throughout the strategy to be consistent with our 2018 annual report
- In the “Maximize the use of content” section, we added language reaffirming our commitment to engage with stakeholders in our effort to continually improvement public access to legislative data
- In the “Cultivate an innovation culture” section, we updated language to increase the specificity of professional development goals
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.