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Somehow it's December already.- The Library of Congress has signed on as a "content hub partner" with the DPLA.- The Bute Hours will be offered on Tuesday at Sotheby's London.- Josephine Livingstone writes on "The Unsolvable Mysteries...Show More Summary

Favourite Songs about the Law

The Law Library of Congress polled its staff in Washington, D.C. to find out "their favo[u]rite songs about the law or that somehow relate to law".In the first blog post about the results, Betty Lupinacci describes results that are rock or pop.Part II will look at the classical genre and musicals.

Update re: DMCA re-registration

3 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

I have updated my original post to include the information that the Library of Congress, not the CO, set the password requirements, and to add a rant about how re-registration should not be a thing. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Honored for songwriting, Motown legend Smokey Robinson proves he really got a hold on pop music

2 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

Motown legend Smokey Robinson accepts the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Photo by Shawn Miller Smokey Robinson was honored this week for his miraculous contribution...Show More Summary

HRC Meets with Russian Human Rights Lawyers

Earlier this month, HRC staff met with a diverse group of human rights lawyers from Russia. The group of lawyers, who were visiting Washington, D.C., through the Library of Congress’ Open World Program, sought to explore the intersectionality...Show More Summary

Making the Most of Your Luck

Library of Congress/Public Domain Mink Brigade: Labor activist Flora Dodge La Follette (center) and social reformer Rose Livingston (right) stand in solidarity with a young worker during a 1913 garment strike in New York City. TheseShow More Summary

The Art of War: Sketches from the front lines

The Library of Congress posts GI’s art from World War II, Korea and Vietnam

Inside the Nuclear Bunker That Holds a Collection of Rare and Dangerous Films

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Great Big Story takes a look inside the nuclear bunker that holds a collection of rare and dangerous films. They interviewed archivist George Willeman who oversees the nitrate film collection at the Library of Congress facility in Culpepper, Virginia. As Willeman explains in the video, it’s the flammable nitrate the films were recorded on that […]

Hayden, Marx in Conversation at NYPL

On Halloween night, Friends and trustees of New York Public Library (NYPL) got a treat that didn’t require a costume: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and NYPL President Tony Marx sat down together for a lively hour-long discussion of research, preservation, digitization, Hayden’s plans for the Library of Congress (LC), and the influence of Hamilton.

A book for the bibliophile

last monthHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

In 1998 Anne Fadiman published Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader. The book is a compilation of essays she authored for Civilization, the magazine of the Library of Congress, and each of the eighteen chapters is an unabashed paean to the written word. Show More Summary

Pallante Resignation May Indicate New Approach at Copyright Office

On Monday, October 24, Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante declined a reassignment and resigned from the Library of Congress (LC). Pallante had sought to have the copyright office removed from LC oversight.

New Law Library of Congress Report on Laws Lifting Sovereign Immunity

The Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. has made public a new report on Laws Lifting Sovereign Immunity In Selected Countries (from May 2016):"This report provides a review of laws adopted in Cuba, Iran, Libya, Russia, Sudan, and Syria on lifting the sovereign immunity of foreign states. Show More Summary

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Stephanie J. Coakley named Executive Director, Pequot Library, Southport, CT; Toyin Falola serve as Library of Congress Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South; Lisa Rosinsky chosen as Associates of Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the October 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Shake Up At The Copyright Office A Possible Preview To Fight Over Copyright Reform

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may have heard, last Friday, the brand new Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, removed the head of the Copyright Office, Maria Pallante, from her job. The press release from the Library of Congress tries to spin this as a "new...Show More Summary

Patriot Games: A Brief History of Militias in America

A 19th-century print titled "A Militia Drill Thirty Years Ago" Library of Congress Read Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer's undercover look at the right-wing militia movement. After independence, America's militias were seen as an alternative...Show More Summary

Maria Pallante Out as Chief of Copyright Office: New Calls for Unified US Intellectual Property Office

In some interesting news – On Friday Oct 21st, Maria Pallante was apparently removed today from her post as Register of Copyright within the Library of Congress and Karyn Temple Claggett moved up as Acting Register.  According to reports, newly installed Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden ordered the change that involved Pallante being locked-out of her computer Friday […]

Worth a Thousand Words: For president, Abram Lincoln

For president, Abram Lincoln. For vice president, Hannibal Hamlinvia Library of Congress Print shows a large campaign banner for Republican presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln and running mate Hannibal Hamlin. Lincoln's first name is given here as "Abram." The banner consists of a thirty-three star American flag pattern printed on cloth. Show More Summary

Filmmaker/preservationist Bret Wood set to restore films by pioneering female directors

2 months agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

When most people think of film preservation, institutions like the Library of Congress, The George Eastman Museum or The UCLA Film & Television Archive probably come to mind along with director Martin Scorsese’s restoration initiative, The Film Foundation.

Dial-a-Ghost on Thomas Edison's Least Successful Invention: the Spirit Phone

Thomas Edison seated in his laboratory, c. 1904. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-USZ62-55339) In the late 1920s, not long before his death, Thomas Edison reportedly gathered with other scientists in a secret laboratory to record the voices and presence of the dead. Show More Summary

Leaning into LC’s Future: Carla Hayden seizes the moment | Editorial

A new era has begun for the Library of Congress (LC), and if Carla Hayden’s first gestures in her role as Librarian of Congress signal sustained momentum to come, the LC of the future might just live up to the hopes of so many. Since...Show More Summary

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