Librarian of Congress James H. Billington put a priority on digitizing the entire collection. He was the lead for putting the Library of Congress resources online at http://loc.gov. During his tenure the library’s analog collections increased from 85.5 million items in 1987 to more than 160 million items in 2015. Librarian Billington retired in 2015. He died last week.
Read more about Librarian Billington’s life at this link: https://www.loc.gov/item/n80020417/james-h-billington-1929/