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A Nostalgic Trip Through Roadside America’s Weirdest Sites

6 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Library of Congress has digitized and uploaded some 11,000 slides of images shot by photographer John Margolies as he traveled more than 100,000 miles over a three-decade period. The post A Nostalgic Trip Through Roadside America’s Weirdest Sites appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Stars und Stripes: 1939

October 30, 1939. "German-American Bund parade on East 86th Street." New York World-Telegram photo (Library of Congress). View full size.

LC Launches Web Cultures, Webcomics Archives

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress (LC) announced June 15 the creation of two new born-digital collections: the Web Cultures Web Archive (WCWA), which will feature memes, GIFs, and image macros that surface in online pop culture, and the Webcomics Web Archive (WWA), which will collect comics created for an online audience.

What Books Are on the Librarian of Congress' Nightstand?

Topic: Librarians Library Of Congress From the New YorkTimes Books, LOC's Dr. Carla Hayden finds she needs more space than just a nightstand to keep up with her reading. "I do have books on my night stand, but I have recently had to add three bookcases in my room because it was getting too crowded. Show More Summary

GIFs, Webcomics, Memes, and More Join the Library of Congress Archives

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Library of Congress has added webcomics and web culture sites to its digital archives, collecting viral content that could've otherwise been lost to time. The post GIFs, Webcomics, Memes, and More Join the Library of Congress Archives appeared first on Hyperallergic.

andhumanslovedstories: Tits out on a seahorse in front of the...

3 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

andhumanslovedstories: Tits out on a seahorse in front of the library of congress, living her best life

ICYMI: Is 'South Park' Responsible For A Whole Generation Of Trolls?

Plus, Musk and Zuckerberg on A.I., Japanese woodblock prints up for download from the Library of Congress, and much more! [ more › ]

Saturday assorted links

1. How much do states save from home schooling? 2. Justin Bieber is now the culture that is not China (banned). 3. Congress is poised to fund libraries, the NEA, and the NEH. 4. Alt right review of Dunkirk.  Offensive, but makes a real point. 5. The future of military robotics looks like a nature […] The post Saturday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here’s why it matters

Catalog data are a library's most important map to knowledge. What does it mean that the Library of Congress just released 25 million records to the public? Continue reading ? The post The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here’s why it matters appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Law Library of Congress Guide to Parliamentary Information Online

The Law Library of Congress has published a report on Features of Parliamentary Websites for some 50 different countries. "In recent years, parliaments around the world have enhanced their websites in order to improve access to legislative information and other parliamentary resources. Show More Summary

Capitol Police say individual drove into barrier, car

A driver struck a barrier and a police cruiser near the Library of Congress on Monday, injuring a U.S. Capitol Police officer, the police said. The individual was taken to … Click to Continue »

Capitol Police say individual drove into barrier, car

WASHINGTON (AP) — A driver struck a barrier and a police cruiser near the Library of Congress on Monday, injuring a U.S. Capitol Police officer, the police said. Police subsequently sent out an email stating that all test results were negative, but the immediate area remained closed to pedestrians for further investigation.

Monday links

On July 16, 1945 the atomic age began with the Trinity nuclear test. The Medieval History of Stonehenge. Why ancient Roman concrete is better than modern mixes. Old New York: film from the Library of Congress of New York City circa 1900. A...Show More Summary

The LOC wants YOU

Hosted by the Library of Congress, this year’s National Book Festival will take place on Saturday, September 2, in Washington D.C. and include authors such as David McCullough and Diana Gabaldon. Should you be interested in volunteering,...Show More Summary

Interview With Law Library of Congress Junior Fellow Dasha Kolyaskina

In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.The most recent interview is with Dasha Kolyaskina,...Show More Summary

PBS Announces Fall 2017 Schedule

Press release from PBS, July 12, 2017: PBS today announced its fall 2017 lineup, as well as the January 2018 broadcast of TONY BENNETT: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE, a PBS music special taping this fall to honor the...

Known Alias: How Stephen King Was Outed as Richard Bachman

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

For eight years, King's pseudonym went undiscovered. Then a bookstore clerk took a walk to the Library of Congress.

Author Who Died This Year Wins Library Of Congress's Prize For American Fiction

Denis Johnson, author of the story collection Jesus' Son and the National Book Award-winning novel Tree of Smoke, did live long enough to learn that he won the prize: he was notified in March and passed away in May at age 67.

A Posthumous Prize for Denis Johnson

Mr. Johnson, the author of “Jesus’ Son” and “Tree of Smoke,” will be awarded the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

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