History of the Guide Dog Movement
Jane Sheehan and Don Olson discuss the history of the guide dog movement, the trends of the movement today, and how the movement impacts both blind and sighted communities.
Bagit: Transferring Content for Digital Preservation
The Library of Congress's steadily growing digital collections arrive primarily over the network rather than on hardware media. But that data transfer can be difficult because different organizations have different policies and technologies. The Library - with the California Digital Library and Stanford University - has developed guidelines for creating and moving standardized digital containers, called "bags." A bag functions like a physical envelope...
Mulenga Kapwepwe: Zambia's Cultural Heritage
As part of a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary, the African Section of the Library's African and Middle Eastern Division sponsors a program on Zambia's cultural heritage. The featured speaker is Mulenga Kapwepwe, policy advisor in Zambia's Ministry of Sport, Youth and Child Development, and chair of the Zambian National Arts Council.
Work & Transformation: Panels 5, 6 & 7
Documenting working Americans | American Folklife Center symposium, 2010-12-06 to 2010-12-07
This symposium featured presentations by the 2010 recipients of the American Folklife Center's Archie Green Fellowships on their research and documentation of the culture and traditions of American workers in New York, Idaho, and Louisiana. Panels also included representatives of community-based documentation projects supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services concerning the role of America's libraries and museums as vibrant centers for...
Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven ...
Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven - Groen, Jeffrey A. - Iyengar, Sunil - Loughran, Maureen - McCarl, Robert - Popovich, Mark G. - Ray, Joyce M. - Rogers, Nancy E. - Rothstein, Donna S. (Donna Suzann) - Semmel, Marsha L. - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Tabb, Derrick - Taft, Michael - Taylor, David Alan - Winick, Stephen D. - Wunder, Steve R. - Zeitlin, Steven J. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.) - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History
David Baldacci discusses his book "The Collectors"
New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci discussed his new novel, "The Collectors," on its publication day as part of the Books & Beyond series sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. In this sequel to "The Camel Club," renegade CIA agent Roger Seagraves has set himself up in the business of freelance assassination and treason. The Camel Club, a group of four...
Interview with the Ambassadors: Why Reading Makes a Difference
Following the Jan. 5, 2010, ceremony announcing the appointment of Katherine Paterson as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2010-2011, Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for 2008-2009, interviewed his successor. They discussed a wide range of issues, both serious and humorous, in a room in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan
The image of the American West persists as one of the nation's most enduring cultural symbols, and few photographers have captured more compelling images of the American frontier than Timothy H. O'Sullivan. The work of O'Sullivan, much of whose work is in the collections of the Library of Congress, is presented in "Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan" (Yale University...
The La Risonanza ensemble -- made up of Fabio Bonizzoni, Yetzabel Arias Fern&aactue;ndez, Matthew Jennejohn, Carlo Lazzaroni, Rossella Croce, Claudia Combs, Gianni de Rosa, Caterina Dell'Agnello and Davide Nava -- perform works of Vivaldi and Handel.
A Fiddler's Tale
Annette Kaufman, pianist and art collector, discussed "A Fiddler's Tale: How Hollywood and Vivaldi Discovered Me," a book she co-wrote with her husband, violinist and art collector Louis Kaufman.
American Folklife Center/Folk Alliance Lomax Challenge: Roosevelt Dime
Roosevelt Dime sings "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" as part of the Lomax Challenge.To mark the 100th birthday of influential folklorist and musician Alan Lomax (1915-2002), who collected songs from musicians like Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, Aunt Molly Jackson and Woody Guthrie, Folk Alliance International joined the American Folklife Center to create the Lomax Challenge. Folk Alliance members chose collected by Lomax from...
New Research on Iron Gall Ink
Prior to the 20th Century, iron gall ink (IGI) was the most common ink in the western world, and a plethora of recipes from which to produce the dark, permanent ink can be found starting from the Middle Ages. The Library's Conservation Division (CD) has led an organized effort to conduct treatment assessment for IGI-containing documents since the late 1990s. At this time, new...
American Political Cartoons: 1764-2010
From Benjamin Franklin's drawing of the first American political cartoon in 1754 to Herblock's blistering attacks on Richard Nixon, editorial cartoons have always been a part of American journalism and politics. The authors of "American Political Cartoons 1754-2010" discuss their book.