LAC Federal, a provider of mission-critical library, information, and knowledge management services for the U.S. government, has won a contract from the Library of Congress Music Division to archive an historic music collection at the library’s Landover, Md., facilities. Beginning in August, LAC Federal will preserve and rehouse more than 18,000 boxes of copyrighted music, scripts and other written material, such as Bob Hope’s joke portfolio.
“Our team will be providing preservation treatment and new, state-of-the-art housing to ensure a long life for these materials,” says Tom Miller, vice president for LAC Federal. “We’re excited to be working with some of the most universally fascinating items from American history; this really is a once in lifetime project.”
Until the 1970s, to secure a copyright, U.S. law required people to submit two copies of whatever work they wanted protected to the Library of Congress as part of a copyright deposit. The collection that LAC Federal will work on includes decades of American sheet music, and potentially some of the most important music in American history.
The project represents an expansion of LAC Federal’s current activities at the library, into a division where it has not done work before. The Music Division’s managers will look to and draw on LAC Federal’s experience helping the library’s other divisions archive and preserve assets.
LAC Federal’s clients include the Foreign Service Institute’s Stephen Low Information Center, The IMF Joint Bank-Fund Library, National Agricultural Library, National Library of Education, NOAA Central Library and Regional Libraries, and USAID Library and Knowledge Services Center. LAC Federal’s services range from supporting specific functions at these entities to managing and staffing the whole institution.
About LAC Federal
LAC Federal is dedicated to the unique knowledge and information management needs of federal government agencies and departments. Based in Rockville, Maryland, the federal team is familiar with all facets of U.S. government procurement, either as direct contractors or trusted subcontracting partners. LAC Federal is on GSA Schedule for technical, administrative & professional staffing as well as office, imaging and document solutions. As part of LAC Group, the federal division delivers the company’s full range of knowledge and information management expertise, customized for government clients.