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Why Silicon Valley cares so much about who will lead the Library of Congress

Topic: Library Of Congress After years of debate over the Library of Congress' failure to adapt to changing digital technology, the resignation of its longest-serving Librarian represents a new opportunity to move into the digital age. From Why Silicon Valley cares so much about who will lead the Library of Congress - Tweet

Yale launches an archive of 170,000 Depression-era photos

23 hours agoHumor / odd :

Yale has made 170,000 Library of Congress photos of the US from 1935 to 1945 available online, searchable and sortable in many different ways. In order to build support for and justify government programs, the Historical Section set out to document America, often at her most vulnerable, and the successful administration of relief service. Show More Summary

Seeing Double: Extraordinary Stereographs From the 1800s

Reflection in a globe with camera and tripod, 1870. (Photo: Library of Congress) Of all the forms of early photography, the stereograph was the most popular, affordable and successful. First invented in London by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1838, a stereograph was two nearly identical images placed side by side. Show More Summary

Library of Congress Celebrates First Handwritten Bible Commissioned by a Benedictine Monastery in Centuries

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

While the pomp around Pope Francis's United States tour recedes, the Library of Congress is marking one lasting legacy with a rare bible given in honor of his visit.

Law Library of Congress Launches Revamped Global Legal Monitor

The Law Library of Congress in Washington has launched a redesigned and improved Global Legal Monitor.The online publication covers legal news and developments from around the world.The new search form allows readers to find items by keyword, topic, jurisdiction, author, and date. Show More Summary

The Hidden Bolts that Drive Manhattan's Infrastructure Nerds Nuts

A street planning map from 1821 by John Randel. (Photo: Library of Congress) If you’re going to complete this quest, bring a GPS tracker or have a damn good internal compass. Comb the southern area of Central Park and keep your eyes to the ground. Show More Summary

Apostles Edition of The Saint John's Bible gifted to Library of Congress in honor of Pope Francis

last weekArts : Artdaily

Saint John's Abbey and University, Collegeville, Minnesota presented the Library of Congress with a gift of the Apostles Edition of The Saint John's Bible, a work of art with more than 1,130 pages and 160 illuminations that reflect life in the modern era. Show More Summary

Check Out 14 Works of Art Hilariously Renamed as Clickbait — Design News

"Discover the Banksy of France, 20,000 Years Ago" Pin it There's a meme going around where great literary titles have been replaced with headlines more appropriate for Buzzfeed than the Library of Congress. The folks at Artnet gave it a twist, but with famous art, and you won't believe what they came up with: READ MORE »

Literature on Tape

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Library of Congress has made 50 recordings from the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape available online. Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriela Mistral, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes, and others read from their work.

Hotel Chamberlin: 1905

The Chamberlin, a gigantic Queen Anne-style hotel designed by the firm of Smithmeyer and Pelz, architects of the Library of Congress, opened in 1894 and was destroyed by fire in 1920. 1905. "Hotel Chamberlin and government dock, Old Point Comfort, Virginia." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Poet Laureate Project, La Casa de Colores | News Releases - Library of Congress

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : Listen Up

Poet Laureate Project, La Casa de Colores | News Releases - Library of Congress: Our new Poet Laureate will be writing an epic poem with America’s help.

Water & Power

[Image: Via the Library of Congress]. While going through a bunch of old photos of Los Angeles on the Library of Congress website for a project I'm doing at USC this year, I was amazed by these interior shots of the F. E. Weymouth Filtration...Show More Summary

Jerry Lewis Donates Archive to the Library of Congress

Jerry Lewis has donated a large collection of movies and memorabilia to the Library of Congress, where it will be available for researchers, historians, and critics. [caption id="attachment_36525" align="alignright" width="224"] Copyright...Show More Summary

Play With the 'Dragon's Hoard': Jane Lindskold on Libraries

Bestselling and award-winning American author Jane Lindskold loves libraries. It is therefore fitting that she appeared at this year's Library of Congress National Book Festival, which celebrated its 15th anniversary on September 5.Show More Summary

Kim Davis and the Historic Officials on the Wrong Side of History

Men gather outside the National Anti-Suffrage Association headquarters in 1911. (Image: Harris & Ewing/Library of Congress Public Domain). This morning--having spent the past week hopping between a jail cell, newspaper headlines, and...Show More Summary

A Look At The LoC's New CIO

Topic: Library Of Congress Anyone working at the forefront of technology knows just how difficult it is to keep up with the evolving digital world, and perhaps no one is better positioned to understand this than Bernard (Bud) Barton, Jr., who was just hired as the Library of Congress’s new chief information officer. Show More Summary

Hey laaaaady! Jerry Lewis' personal archive is acquired by the Library of Congress

Hey, laaaaady! Jerry Lewis, the favorite comedian of Dean Martin and the nation of France, will soon be making his mark on Washington, D.C. The Library of Congress announced Monday that it has acquired the legendary actor's personal archive.

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