• Natalie Pope Boyce & Mary Pope Osborne: 2012 National Book Festival

    Natalie Pope Boyce and Mary Pope Osborne appear at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Steven Kellogg

    • Contributor: Kellogg, Steven
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Anxieties of Authorship & Ownership: Intellectual Property, Indigenous Collections & Decolonial Futures

    Jane Anderson discussed the philosophical and practical problems for intellectual property law and the protection of Indigenous/traditional knowledge resources and cultural heritage.

    • Contributor: Anderson, Jane - Anderson, Jane E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013-04-03
  • Douglas L. Wilson: Book Fest 07

    Douglas L. Wilson in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Wilson, Douglas L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Hay Copy of Gettysburg Address on Display

    The Library of Congress displays the John Hay copy of the Gettysburg Address for six weeks, from March 22 to May 4, in its "Civil War in America" exhibition. The John Hay copy of the address is one of five known manuscript drafts. The Hay copy is considered the second draft, made by Lincoln shortly after his return to Washington from Gettysburg. Lincoln gave ...

    • Contributor: Krowl, Michelle
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-22
  • 'One Muslim is Enough!' Evidence from a Field Experiment in France

    David Laitin, a political science professor who has examined the causes of religious discrimination in France, discusses the rationales that sustain discrimination against Muslims in the French labor market.

    • Contributor: Laitin, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-03
  • Carla L. Peterson: 2011 National Book Festival

    Carla L. Peterson appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Peterson, Carla L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Carol & Mary Higgins Clark, Part 3

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Formación RDA para participantes de NACO 4a1. Personas: Atributos

    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
  • R.L. Stine: 2008 National Book Festival

    R.L. Stine appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Stine, R.L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Market Empire: The U.S., the Philippines & Natural Resource Management

    The importation of tropical products from the Caribbean and the Pacific accompanied the growth of American industrial development in the early twentieth century. While the new demand for tropical fruits, woods, and products dramatically altered tropical ecosystems and contributed to food shortages in what is today called the "global south," it also encouraged the development of an ethic of natural resource management and conservation. ...

    • Contributor: Ventura, Theresa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-10-17
  • Philippa Gregory: 2008 National Book Festival

    Historical fiction writer Philippa Gregory speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Gregory, Philippa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Re-Imagining the U.S. Civil War: Reconnaissance, Surveying & Cartography (morning session)

    Cartographers during the U.S. Civil War invented new techniques and mapped the country--both Union and Confederate territories--more accurately than ever before in the nation's history. The morning session of this day-long conference included presentations on "Hidden Patterns of the Civil War," "Mapping the Strength of the Rebellion" and "We Were Profoundly Ignorant of Our Country: The Struggle to Provide Accurate Maps During the U.S. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-20
  • Educating Girls in Tsarist Russia

    Eliyana Adler discusses her new book, "In Her Hands: The Education of Jewish Girls in Tsarist Russia."

    • Contributor: Adler, Eliyana
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-15
  • David and Levon Ayriyan

    David and Levon Ayriyan performed Armenian music from Rhode Island, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. David Ayirian plays Armenian dance music and is accompanied by his son on the dumbek, a Middle Eastern drum. The kemancha is one of the oldest stringed instruments from the Middle East. Played in ancient Persia, it has continued to be used ...

    • Contributor: Ayriyan, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006-04-12
  • Formación RDA para participantes de NACO 7. Identificando Lugares

    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
  • From the Glory of Conquest to Paradise Lost: Al-Andalus as an Arab Realm of Memory

    Peter Wien discusses how "Realms of Memory" are central to how societies relate to a perceived collective past. The history of medieval al-Andalus, or Muslim Spain, served as a shared point of reference for Arabs throughout the 20th century. A nationalist symbol for Arab-Muslim civilization, al-Andalus also served as a common nostalgia for a culture of "convivencia" and a flourishing of arts and sciences.

    • Contributor: Wien, Peter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-08-02
  • Founder's Day Concert: Party Like It's 1587

    A tribute to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge's commitment to fostering performance of Renaissance music in the United States, this evening's triple bill sampled some of the most popular trends and performance styles from the period. The party begins as combined brass choirs of the U.S. Navy Band exult antiphonal music by Italian composers Giovanni Gabrieli and Carlo Gesualdo. On their shawms, sackbuts, dulcians, bagpipes and ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-30
  • The Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress

    When most researchers arrive at the Library of Congress, their journey of discovery begins in the Main Reading Room. As the home to the library's reference collections, the computer catalog center, and knowledgeable reference staff, the Main Reading Room's purpose is to make library research easily accessible to anyone with enough curiousity to pursue it. This video includes general information about the library's staff ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-06-18
  • National Book Festival 2005: White House Breakfast

    The 2005 National Book Festival Authors' Breakfast and Opening Ceremony hosted by First Lady Laura Bush, took place at the White House early on Saturday morning, September 24. In addition to Mrs. Bush, speakers at the ceremony were Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, authors Festival authors Robert MacNeil and Myrka Dellanos, and two representatives from the NBA/WNBA's "Read to Achieve" reading promotion program: ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • A Century of Change: China and Modernization (Part 1)

    Dr. Mi Chu discusses Chinese collections in the context of U.S.-China relations.

    • Contributor: Chu, Dr. MI
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-18
  • Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-06-06.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Lowery, Joseph (Joseph E.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-06-06

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  • Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging Techniques for Conservation Science: Innovative Non-invasive Observation Methods

    Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy and imaging technologies have been actively developed in recent decades. THz waves (0.1-10 THz) are non-invasive, can penetrate opaque materials, and can be used to obtain fingerprint spectra whose characteristics depend upon intermolecular behavior. Most pigments and some synthetic polymers have characteristic fingerprint spectra in the THz region, and can be identified alone or as with paint, a combination of pigments ...

    • Contributor: Fukunaga, Dr. Kaori
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-11-18
  • Gordon Bell and MyLifeBits

    The advent of personal computing devices such as PCs and smart phones with terabyte storage has enable the capture, recording and recall of everything a person reads, writes and hears. These are the new records and artifacts of the 21st century digital person. Since 1998 Gordon Bell of Microsoft Research has worked on MyLifeBits, a system to digitally store everything in a person's life, ...

    • Contributor: Bell, Gordon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-05
  • Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book

    More than 100 leaders from the arts, sciences, politics, business and other fields recall a children's book they loved in a new compilation of essays, "Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book: Life Lessons from Notable People from All Walks of Life." Editor Anita Silvey discusses the book.

    • Contributor: Silvey, Anita
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-04-22