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19 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, digitizing the Library of Congress, conceptual art in Britain, the context for Hellenistic art, the five genders of Native American cultures, pomo ethics, and more.

The Lonely Ballad of the Dulles Airport Mobile Lounge

The mobile lounge at Dulles Airport in action, 1960s. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-DIG-krb-00774) If your travels ever bring you to Concourse D of Washington, D.C.'s Dulles International Airport, you may find yourself trundling your baggage toward a shabby room at the end of a hallway. Show More Summary

Time And Again, Library Of Congress’s Digital Efforts Just Peter Out

The 1990s saw two ill-starred projects, “American Memory” and the National Digital Library Program, and a series of recommendations in a 2001 report ended up being laid aside and forgotten. And the results of a 2015 Government Accountability Office investigation were, well, painful.

The Library of Congress Hosts The America Reads Exhibit

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Some of the books being showcased include Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

Beyond 28 Pages: The US - Saudi Relationship Starts To Fray

Submitted by Kevin Schwartz via Counterpunch.org, We taste the spices of Arabia, yet never feel the scorching sun which brings them forth. -Inscribed around the rotunda of the Jefferson Reading Room in the US Library Congress, aboveShow More Summary

Library of Congress has 163 million items; one day they might fit on dot of copper

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Dutch scientists report a literally supercool breakthrough in massive data storage.

Attica Locke Wins the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

5 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Attica Locke will be presented with her award at a ceremony scheduled to take place on September 22 at the Library of Congress’s Thomas Jefferson Building.

Another Word for ‘Illegal Alien’ at the Library of Congress: Contentious

A decision by the library to drop the term, at a time when immigration has become a big topic, has ignited an angry response from conservative lawmakers.

The Library of Congress Hosts The American Reads Exhibit

5 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Some of the books being showcased include Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

Friday Links

Child labor photos from the Library of Congress. How many fireflies would it take to match the brightness of the Sun? Exiled Italian prince, only male heir to throne, now sells pasta from a van in California. Universal law of urination...Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Putti in the Library of Congress

Library of Congress Great Hall. Detail of putti (gardener with a spade and a rake) on the Grand staircase

Law Library of Congress Report on Miranda Warning Equivalents Around the World

The Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. has published a report a little while ago about Miranda Warning Equivalents in more than 100 countries around the world.In the United States, so-called Miranda rights are named after the US Supreme Court decision of Miranda v. Show More Summary

Congress' website was down for three days

The Library of Congress and the US Copyright Office also suffered.

Library of Lagging

“‘There is almost no work, within the vast range of literature and science,’ [Thomas Jefferson] wrote in an 1874 report, ‘which may not at some time prove useful to the legislature of a great nation.’ Thus the Library Of Congress’s mandate...Show More Summary

The Library of Congress Website Suffers DNS Attack

Topic: Library Of Congress Story here from FCW. The Library of Congress was the target of a denial-of-service attack that has knocked out Congress.gov and the U.S. Copyright Office website, and caused outages at other sites hosted by...Show More Summary

The Library of Congress Is in the Midst of a Cyberattack

(Photo: Carol M. Highsmith/CC BY-SA 3.0) Since at least Sunday, the Library of Congress has been undergoing a denial-of-service attack on their servers, bringing down websites and forcing the agency to scramble to try to keep the sites...Show More Summary

WELL, IT IS THE 21ST CENTURY:Data Storage Breakthrough Could Store the Library of Congress on a Dust…

WELL, IT IS THE 21ST CENTURY:Data Storage Breakthrough Could Store the Library of Congress on a Dust Mite.

The Minor Farce that Unfolded the First Time the Republicans Came to Cleveland

Frank Lowden in December 1923. (Photo: Library of Congress) Ninety-two years ago, in Cleveland, a bunch of Republicans gathered at their convention to nominate a presidential ticket. A few weeks before the Democrats held their own disastrous...Show More Summary

Physicists Achieve Atomic Data Storage

A new memory technology could pack the entire Library of Congress into a.1 mm-wide cube.

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