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  • The Marriage of Preservation & Access

    The close alliance between preservation of cultural heritage collections and the provision of access to them will be explored, with particular reference to the ways in which the grant programs of the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities exemplify that alliance. The results of a recent strategic planning effort, which included attention both to physical preservation and to ...

    • Contributor: Gardner, Nadina
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-04-14
  • Hope for America Exhibition Opening

    Linda Hope, Sloan Gibson, James Billington open "Hope for America: Performers, Politics & Pop Culture," a new exhibition that explores the dynamics of political and social satire.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-10
  • Mandlakayise C. Matyumza

    Mandlakayise C. Matyumza discusses African poets and writers in an event co-sponsored by the Africa Society for the National Summit on Africa.

    • Contributor: Matyumza, Mandlakayise
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-25
  • Steven Millhauser: 2012 National Book Festival

    Steven Millhauser appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Millhauser, Steven
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • So We Read On: How "The Great Gatsby" Came To Be and Why It Endures

    In her recently published book on "The Great Gatsby," Maureen Corrigan presents a new perspective on why F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel is a great work of literary achievement.

    • Contributor: Corrigan, Maureen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-15
  • Clay Risen: 2014 National Book Festival

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

    • Contributor: Risen, Clay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Twelfth Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture

    Edward Alexander, retired Foreign Service officer and author, delivered the Twelfth Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture, "Diplomacy and the Armenian Factor." Alexander's diplomatic career began soon after the end of World War II and lasted into the late 1980s. He anecdotally narrated his dealings with Soviet, Turkish and other diplomatic staff he met on his journeys. By using his Armenian language heritage as a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-04-28
  • Brad Meltzer: 2013 National Book Festival

    Brad Meltzer appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Meltzer, Brad
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • A Slave in the White House

    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor has used correspondence, legal documents and journal entries rarely seen before to write "A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons."

    • Contributor: Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-02-07
  • David Maraniss

    • Contributor: Maraniss, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Party and Procedure in the United States Congress

    In "Party and Procedure in the United States Congress," author Jacob R. Straus and his contributors offer students and researchers an in-depth understanding of the procedural tools available to congressional leaders and committee chairs and how those tools are implemented in the House of Representatives and Senate, and during negotiations between the chambers.

    • Contributor: Straus, Jacob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-24
  • Sally Satel: 2014 National Book Festival

    Psychiatrist and author Sally Satel appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Satel, Sally
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Rick Riordan: 2009 National Book Festival

    Children's and adult author Rick Riordan appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Riordan, Rick
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • BARD Mobile: How to Activate the VoiceOver Function

    John Brown provides a tutorial on how to activate the VoiceOver Function in the BARD Mobile app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

    • Contributor: Brown, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-01
  • 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
  • Birthright: The True Story That Inspired 'Kidnapped'

    No saga of personal hardship so captivated the British public in the 18th century as did the turbulent life of James Annesley, the presumptive heir of five aristocratic titles and scion of the mighty house of Annesley. Kidnapped at 12 years of age by his uncle, "Jemmy" was shipped from Dublin to America in 1728 as an indentured servant. Only after 12 more years ...

    • Contributor: Ekirch, A. Roger
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-04-15
  • Poetry Out Loud: 2011 National Book Festival

    The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, with the state arts agencies of the United States, are the creators of Poetry Out Loud, a program that encourages high school students to memorize and "perform" great poems. Poetry Out Loud brings the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word and theater into the English class. This exciting program helps students master public-speaking ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Borderlines/Borderlands: Culture and the Canadian-U.S. International Boundary: Panels 2 & 3

    Borderlines/ Borderlands: Culture and the Canada-US International Boundary, a free symposium featuring leading Canadian and US scholars, which will explore the history and culture of regions, communities, and their residents along the Canada-U.S. border. The morning session is presented. Panel 2: History along the Border/Case Studies with David Taylor speaking on "Canadian Resouces at the American Folklife Center," Steve Winick speaking on "Franco American ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-16
  • D.C. Councilman David Catania Keynotes Library LGBT Month

    The Library of Congress celebrated the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans with a keynote address by Washington D.C. Councilman (At-Large) David Catania and the launch of a new LGBT webpage.

    • Contributor: Catania, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-09
  • Touching History - Pianos in Perspective

    Dr. Frank P. Baer, curator of historic instruments at the German National Museum, Nuremberg, and fortepianist Ludwig Semerjian from Quebec, shared their experience of a journey into the land of the forgotten sound. The event was presented in collaboration with the Orchestre de la Nouvelle France and SMW World of Sound.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-04-30
  • In Bed with Wall Street: The Conspiracy Crippling the Global Economy

    Author Larry Doyle exposes the shortcomings of an ineffectual financial regulatory system that brought about the Wall Street meltdown in 2008 and writes that he believes the corrupt relationship between Wall Street and Washington served the interests of the financial industry and failed to protect investors, consumers and the American taxpayer.

    • Contributor: Doyle, Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-06-05
  • How to Find and Navigate Help

    Judy Dixon provides a tutorial on how to find and navigate help in the BARD Mobile app for iOS devices.

    • Contributor: Dixon, Judy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-01
  • 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