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  • Terra Sapiens: The Human Chapter in the History of Earth

    David Grinspoon examines choices facing humanity as we enter the Anthropocene Era, the epoch when human activities are becoming a defining characteristic of the physical nature and functioning of Earth.

    • Contributor: Grinspoon, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-31
  • Alice McDermott: 2014 National Book Festival

    Alice McDermott appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: McDermott, Alice
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Formación RDA para participantes de NACO 1b. Antecedentes: FRBR/FRAD

    The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Secretariat presents 26 webcasts as a portion of an online course created and intended for Spanish-speaking independent AACR2 Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) participants who are making the transition to RDA: Resource Description & Access for authority work. The course consists of filmed lectures, hands-on guided sessions, online exercises, and follow-up Q&A webinars, with a brief review period ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-16
  • Rosalind Wiseman: 2006 National Book Festival

    Rosalind Wiseman speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Wiseman, Rosalind
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Life Beyond MARC: the Case for Revolutionary Change in Library Systems and Services

    Roy Tennant makes a case for revolutionary change in the ways libraries do their business and make their offerings available to the public via the Internet.

    • Contributor: Tennant, Roy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-15
  • Walter Dean Myers: Book Fest 05

    Author Walter Dean Myers at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Dean Myers, Walter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • What's in a Name? AIDS, Vernacular Risk Perception and the Culture of Ownership

    Since reports of the first cases of HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s, contemporary, or "urban," legends about origins of the virus, modes of transmission, deliberate infection, withheld treatment and minority genocide have proliferated. Told cross-culturally, AIDS legends recount HIV-filled needles in movie theater seats, pinpricks in drugstore shelf condoms, semen in fast food and HIV-positive sexual predators. Diane Goldstein explores the story-making activities that ...

    • Contributor: Goldstein, Diane - Goldstein, Diane E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006-10-04
  • Archie Green: The Making of a Working-Class Hero

    This talk explores the relationship between folklorist Archie Green's formative political experiences at home, at school, and at work during the "Age of the CIO" and his subsequent development of "laborlore" as a public-oriented interdisciplinary field.

    • Contributor: Burns, Sean
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012-05-01
  • Publishing Trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran

    The Near East Section of The African Middle Eastern Division and the John W. Kluge Center presented a lecture by Nasrollah Pourjavady, Distinguished Visiting Scholar from Tehran University at the Roshan Persian Studies Center of the University of Maryland. He discussed "Publishing Trends In the Islamic Republic of Iran."

    • Contributor: Pourjavaday, Nasrollah
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-06-24
  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Book Fest 07

    Sanjay Gupta in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Gupta, Sanjay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Jimmy Santiago Baca

    • Contributor: Baca, Jimmy Santiago
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Jane Smiley: 2010 National Book Festival

    Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Smiley , Jane
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Carol & Mary Higgins Clark, Part 2

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • The Ethics of Mind-Bending Drugs

    In May 2005, the Library of Congress, the Dana Foundation, Columbia University, and the National Institute of Mental Health gathered leaders in neuroscience and ethics to discuss the rights and wrongs of using or not using new therapies and enhancements. By defining the most advanced and promising research findings, the conference sought to dispel public confusion about what brain science today can and cannot ...

    • Contributor: Hyman, Steve
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-05-11
  • English Colonialism & Piracy from the Atlantic to the Pacific

    Patricia O'Brien discusses English colonialism and piracy.

    • Contributor: O'Brien, Patricia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-08-01
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: 2006 National Book Festival

    Nathaniel Philbrick speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Philbrick, Nathaniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Juan Williams

    Juan Williams at the 2003 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Williams, Juan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Strickland v. Washington Conference: Panel III

    The Law Library and the Constitution Project cosponsored a day-long conference on the right to the effective assistance of counsel and, in particular, the case of Strickland v. Washington. This panel explored "Promises for Justice: Federal and State Reforms to Protect the Right to the Effective Assistance of Counsel." The panelists included prominent district and state attorneys, appellate judges, law professors and experts from ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-07
  • Revolution in the Archives: The Future of Scholarly Publishing

    The seventh speaker in this special series, Edward L. Ayers, Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, presented a talk titled "Revolution in the Archives: The Future of Scholarly Publishing." Among the questions Ayers addresses are the effects of digitization on understanding the human record and the impact of the digital revolution on scholarly writing. ...

    • Contributor: Ayers, Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-03-14
  • Rhina Espaillat

    • Contributor: Espaillat, Rhina
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Jeff Smith: 2010 National Book Festival

    Graphic novelist Jeff Smith appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Smith, Jeff
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Steven Kellogg

    • Contributor: Kellogg, Steven
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards: Reach Out & Read

    The Reach Out and Read organization is the 2013 recipient of the David M Rubenstein Prize, one of three Library of Congress Literacy Awards.

    • Contributor: Klass, Perri
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-04
  • Digital Natives Series: Everything Bad is Good for You

    For today's "digital natives," information is ubiquitous, instant and permanently available. They are connected, interconnected and multitasking. Is this affecting how they think, how they process knowledge? A spirited defense of the digital generation was presented at the Library of Congress by Steven Berlin Johnson, who discussed "Everything Bad Is Good for You." This is the second lecture in a series titled "Digital Natives," ...

    • Contributor: Johnson, Stephen Berlin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-05-12
  • Michael Dirda: 2012 National Book Festival

    Michael Dirda discusses Sherlock Holmes and his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Dirda, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23