• Digital Preservation for Machine-Scale Access & Analysis

    Lisa Green speaks on the subject of digital preservation and machine-scale access and analysis at Digital Preservation 2013.

    • Contributor: Green, Lisa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-07-24
  • Contemporary Significance of Confucianism: Afternoon Session

    Is a philosophical system born in China 2,500 years ago still relevant in the 21st century? A panel of scholars attempted to answer this question in a symposium titled "The Contemporary Significance of Confucianism" Sponsored jointly by the Library of Congress and the University of Maryland, the conference included remarks by Hwa-Wei Lee, director of the Library's Asian Division; Chuan-sheng Liu, director of the ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-01-24
  • Moynihan's Moment: America's Fight Against Zionism as Racism

    Gil Troy discussed and signed his book, "Moynihan's Moment: America's Fight Against Zionism as Racism."

    • Contributor: Troy, Gil
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-04
  • Holy Moses! A Cultural History of the Ten Commandments in Modern America

    Jenna Weissman Joselit, a Princeton University professor who spent the summer as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the John W. Kluge Center, wrapped up her research with a lecture titled "Holy Moses! A Cultural History of the Ten Commandments in Modern America." While a scholar at the Kluge Center, Joselit conducted research in the Library's collections for her forthcoming book on the Ten Commandments. ...

    • Contributor: Joselit, Jenna
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-10-11
  • The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature

    Daniel Levitin gives a talk titled "The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature." Director of McGill University's Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition and Expertise and best-selling author of "This is Your Brain on Music," Levitin blends cutting-edge scientific findings with his own experiences as a former record producer and still-active musician. The Music and the Brain Lecture Series is ...

    • Contributor: Levitin, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-11-18
  • Charles R. Smith Jr.: 2008 National Book Festival

    Photographer and children's book author Charles R. Smith Jr. appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Smith Jr. , Charles R.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Expanding the Power of the Library's Family of Vocabularies: Genre/Form Headings

    In 2007, the Library of Congress embarked upon a project to create a system of genre/form headings, which describe what a work is rather than what it is about, as subject headings do. This presentation will explain the motivations for undertaking the project, including the need to anticipate the linked data requirements of the new generation of search engines and user interfaces, and also ...

    • Contributor: Young, Janis
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-07-02
  • Laborlore: Social Justice, the Environment and the Ethics of Collaboration

    The panel examines the work that the participants have done in mining communities in the US South and West by beginning with a consideration of pioneer scholar George Korson, one of the most prolific collectors and publishers of mining folksong, folklore and cultural history. By linking Korson's focus on local economic and political concerns to larger global environmental and human rights issues in contemporary ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-08-16
  • Coping with Onset & Progressive Disabilities

    Eric Eldritch gives a presentation on how individuals cope and succeed with disabilities that become more pronounced over time. The presentation is given during Disability Employee Awareness Month. The event is sponsored by the Library of Congress Employee Assistance Program and co-sponsored by the Library's Deaf Association and Organization of Employees with Disabilities.

    • Contributor: Eldritch, Eric
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-20
  • The Middle East Journal 60th Anniversary: Morning Session

    For 60 years The Middle East Journal has provided a forum for scholarship representing all viewpoints about this complex region of the world. This milestone was marked with a conference titled "No Longer 'Terra Incognita?': Six Decades of The Middle East Journal" sponsored by the Library's African and Middle Eastern Division. The conference examined how scholarship in the Middle East has evolved during the ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-02-27
  • Introduction and History of the Library's Music Division

    Susan Vita makes a presentation on the Library's Music Division for the docent training program.

    • Contributor: Vita, Susan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-12-07
  • Resource Description and Access: Background / Overview

    RDA (Resource Description and Access), the next generation cataloging code designed for the digital environment, is under development. This presentation provides background on its development and a general overview of the conceptual models, international principles, and structure of this new code.

    • Contributor: Tillett, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-05-14
  • Marefa: The On-Line Arabic Encyclopedia

    An examination of Marefa, an online Arabic encyclopedia, by its creator, Nayel Shafei.

    • Contributor: Shafei, Nayel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-16
  • Treasures in the Pre-1800 General Collections of Music

    Susan Clermont makes a presentation on the Music Division's collections prio to 1800 as part of the Library's docent training.

    • Contributor: Clermont, Susan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-12-07
  • Tiki Barber: National Book Festival 2008

    Children's author and former NFL player Tiki Barber appears at the 2008 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Barber, Tiki
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • No Guts, No Glory: Information Professionals March Into the 22nd Century

    Quint's lecture addresses the changing roles of information professionals in the 3rd millennium.

    • Contributor: Quint, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-12-04
  • Conservation Education: Commemorating Library Conservation Education Programs

    In 1992, when Columbia's School of Library Service closed, the conservation and preservation program moved to the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). In the past 30 years, alumni of the programs at Columbia and UT Austin have led preservation departments and conserved library and archive collections across the nation, bringing their unique combination of library science and preservation/conservation knowledge to bear upon ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-11-15
  • libraries and Human Development in Haiti: The Work of Fondation Connaissance et Liberte (FOKAL)

    FOKAL (Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty) supports 35 community libraries throughout Haiti from Port-Salut to Pestel to Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitian. From its humble beginnings, it has grown to be an organization that also supports arts and culture programming, has a debate program, and supports grassroots initiatives and water projects. How has this organization impacted Haiti and through its work strengthened the roots of a ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-06-10
  • Digital Public Library of America

    The Digital Public Library of America's director for content, Emily Gore, speaks at Digital Preservation 2013.

    • Contributor: Gore , Emily
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-07-24
  • Education, Health and Socio-Economic Developments in Iraq Today: Morning Session

    Representatives from the U.S. Department of State; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine; the Office of Iraq Reconstruction (USAID); the International Office for Migration; AMIDEAST; Life for Relief and Development; International Relief and Development; World Learning; and Mobile Medical International Corporation met to discuss their work in Iraq.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-03-27
  • Sagas and the Icelandic Manuscript Tradition

    The Library of Congress and the Cornell University Library sponsored a scholarly symposium on Old Norse sagas. The symposium, "Saga Literature and the Shaping of Icelandic Culture," featured five sessions presented by distinguished scholars in the field of Old Icelandic studies. Today's session, "Sagas and the Icelandic Manuscript Tradition," featured Stef??n Karlsson, Iceland: "The Manuscript Tradition of the Icelandic Sagas"; Rudolf Simek, Austria: "Sagas, ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000-05-24
  • How Benjamin Franklin & Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America

    Jonathan Lyons speaks about his newest book, "The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America." Lyons' book tells the story of America's coming of age through its embrace of practical invention, applied science, and self-reliance. It offers fresh insights into such figures as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Rush, and the inimitable, endlessly inventive Franklin, and provides a new ...

    • Contributor: Lyons, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-13
  • American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) discussed, "American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country." "American Heroines" is a blend of biography, history and personal memoir that profiles notable American women from the 19th century to the present. This compelling mix of social history and personal recollection presents female pioneers in fields as varied as government, business, education and health care, who overcame the ...

    • Contributor: Hutchison, Kay Bailey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-03-14
  • The Origins & Collapse of the Preclassic Maya in the Mirador Basin, Guatemala: Cultural & Natural Dynamics in the Cradle of the Maya Civilization

    According to Richard Hansen, the concentration of large cities in the Mirador Basin in the Middle and Late Preclassic periods (circa 1000 B.C. to A.D. 150) led to the construction of the largest pyramids on the planet, the largest ancient Maya cities, the first "freeway" system in the world and the first true state-level society in the Western Hemisphere.

    • Contributor: Hansen, Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-02
  • Graziella Tonfoni: Navigating Through Digital Information

    Graziella Tonfoni, a scientific and literary author with vast experience using digital resources, discussed her experiences and research ideas.

    • Contributor: Tonfoni, Graziella
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-10-12