According to this posting on the Source, DC collections are adding LoC information and will be added to the library’s holdings. The Library of Congress has a few other comics connections of late, including an SPX collection, so the place of comics in the nation’s greatest library is clearly growing.
All graphic novels and collected editions published by DC Entertainment will include a page of cataloging information from the Library of Congress.
The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
Beginning this Spring, with DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 collected editions including, JUSTICE LEAGUE Volume 1: ORIGIN by New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee and BATMAN Volume 1: COURT OF OWLS by rising star Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, as well as BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN written by superstar author and designer Chip Kidd with art by Dave Taylor and Vertigo’s highly anticipated GET JIRO! written by renowned chef, Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose with art by Langdon Foss, DC Entertainment books will be now be part of that massive collection.
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