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LC 21: A Digital Strategy for the Library of Congress
vation and flexibility, government pay scales that restrict access to the best talent, and statutory requirements (particularly in the area of copyright) that may compel the Library to engage in activities that would be better off restructured. But even those areas can be addressed if there is support at the highest levels in the Library and in the Congress.
Mainly, however, the committee has chosen to concentrate on the problems and opportunities that are presented by the times we live in. This is an exciting moment for those who care about the preservation and transmission and dissemination of cultural heritage and cultural innovation. The excitement translates into real challenges for traditional institutions like LC and should be preserved and harnessed so as to launch a new century of innovation and service.