The Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate (ABA) embarked on a Web site redesign to more effectively present acquisitions and cataloging content. Library of Congress staff consulted with users throughout the redesign process and look forward to additional feedback as users become familiar with the new site. We will continue to involve users as we move to succeeding phases of this redesign which will consist of other sites within the ABA directorate (e.g., Program for Cooperative Cataloging).
The new site provides a single source for all cataloging and acquisitions-related material available from the Library of Congress. This new Web site replaces the former Cataloging, Cataloging Policy and Support Office, and Acquisitions Web sites, and also includes links to cataloging and acquisitions-related material on other Web sites maintained by the Library. Users who have bookmarked the former sites are automatically redirected to the new Cataloging and Acquisitions home page. All material available on the three former sites is accessible via this new home page.
In addition to a new, more modern, look and feel, the Cataloging and Acquisitions Web site offers easier navigation, improved organization, and better integration with other parts of the Library of Congress Web site. In response to feedback from users of the Library's current cataloging and acquisitions Web sites, the new home page is organized by topics of interest rather than by divisions or offices in the Library of Congress organization chart.
Please let us know about your experiences using the new site and provide any suggestions for improvement. We appreciate your feedback.