Library of Congress Selects LAC Group to Provide Managed Services, Staffing and Project Management for the Stack & Collections Maintenance Support Program (SCMSP)
ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — LAC Group, the Leader in Information Curation and Knowledge Management(SM), is proud to announce that the Library of Congress (LC) has awarded a five-year contract to LAC Group to help manage the Library’s collections, including the orderly integration of new acquisitions, which are growing at a rate of approximately 2.25 million pieces annually.
The 12+ million dollar award will have 50+ LAC staff supporting the Library’s Collections Access, Loan and Management (CALM) division by performing a variety of stack maintenance and collection management functions, including relocation of items to a newly constructed high density, offsite storage facility in Maryland. LAC Group personnel will be working under the Stack & Collections Maintenance Support Program (SCMSP), which plays a critical role in CALM’s ability to maintain a successful public service program.
“For over a decade, LAC has managed multiple projects for the Library of Congress, demonstrating continual improvement in both process and technology,” said Rob Corrao, LAC Group’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are thrilled and honored to be trusted with such an important contract at the Library and are excited to provide our expertise in order to forward the mission of LC,” continued Deb Schwarz, LAC Group’s Chief Executive Officer.
About Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the research library of the United States Congress, effectively the national library of the United States of America, and the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Located in three buildings in Washington, D.C., as well as off-campus locations, the Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. The Library’s collection of over 151 million items includes the largest rare book collection in North America and the world’s largest collection of legal materials, films, maps, sheet music and sound recordings. The Library serves U.S. Congress and the nation in the District of Columbia and online at www.loc.gov.
About LAC Group
LAC Group has been helping its clients enact best practices and solve library and archival challenges since 1986. From information sciences staffing, to metadata creation, to consulting, spend management and physical media storage, LAC has a complete suite of solutions designed to help maximize the utility of real-time and archival information. A certified woman-owned business, LAC continues to be the trusted choice of major studios, broadcasters, government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and universities seeking to manage the ever-increasing challenges of information and knowledge management. Over the past 10 years, LAC has been awarded multiple contracts with the Library of Congress and has successfully completed over 50 tasks and projects involving the Library’s collections and services. The company operates from offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Denver, Boston and Rockville, Md. as well as the United Kingdom.
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