Law (Class K) for Library of Congress Non-law Catalogers and Acquisitions Staff
The routing of law and legal materials at the Library of Congress presents unique challenges. How do law and legal materials end up in the Law Cataloging Section for processing? In this presentation titled "Does this book go to law?" Aaron Kuperman presents the issues that must be considered before determining whether or not to send an item to the Law Section for cataloging. ...
Exploring Waldseemuller's World: Exploring the Known and Unknown
Prominent scholars gathered at the Library to examine Waldseemuller's cartographic vision and to reflect on the philosophical and historical context of the map's production and reception. Experts spoke on a wide range of topics, from the history of exploration and German Humanism to the mathematical and astronomical basis of early 16th-century cartography. This session, "Waldseemuller's World: Exploring the Known and Unknown," begins a more ...
Choosing Courage: Inspiring Stories of What It Means to be a Hero
Brian Thacker met with 30 sixth-grade students to talk about his own war experience, why he was selected to receive the Medal of Honor. He read from "Choosing Courage, Inspiring Stories of What It Means to be a Hero" by Peter Collier, where one chapter describes a middle school teacher who put herself in the line of fire to protect her students from a ...
The Icelandic Edda: Myth and the Mind
Part of the Music and the Brain series, "The Icelandic Edda: Myth and the Mind -- Wagner, Tolkien, and Beyond" is presented by Hjalmar W. Hannesson, Ambassador of Iceland; Alexander Stein, psychoanalyst; and Taru Spiegel, European Division, Library of Congress.
The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought
In his book, "New Heavens and a New Earth: The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought," Jeremy Brown describes the long history of the very Jewish responses to Copernicus's sun-centered system where the moving earth was viewed by many as conflicting with the tenants of the Jewish faith.
Traditional Music of Coastal Louisiana: 1934 Lomax Recordings
This talk examines the songs recorded in the summer of 1934 by folklorist John Lomax, with assistance from his son Alan, who was then a teenager. While the music they recorded there has often been described as Cajun or Creole music, what they actually found was much more complex: a diverse admixture of old medieval lays, Continental pop songs, blues ballads, round dance songs, ...
Collecting Jewish Cultural Treasures in a Post-WWII New York Lobby
During the summer of 1948, only three years after the end of World War II, Ben Stonehill, a man devoted to Jewish culture, recorded recently-arrived Jewish survivors of the war who were temporarily housed in a hotel in upper Manhattan. The singers included men, women, and children. Stonehill collected over a thousand songs of many kinds: joyful as well as sad, mainly in Yiddish ...
Isaacs, Miriam - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
History of Educa Vision
Leaders of the pioneering educational publishing company "Educa Vision" recorded an oral history of their enterprise. Speakers were founder and publisher Fequiere Vilsaint, author and vice-president Maude Heurtelou and Carol Hollander, editor of the firm's Caribbean Studies Press. Established upon a fundamental commitment to recognize, build upon and develop the linguist and cultural asset that is a Haitian-Creole speaking child's native language, the press ...
World Digital Library
Imagine giving your students free, unlimited access to treasures from cultural institutions from around the world. Join Library experts to learn more about free primary sources from the World Digital Library.
Do the Write Thing: The National Campaign to Stop Violence
Approximately 60 middle school students accompanied by their families gathered at the Library of Congress to celebrate as winners of the "Do the Write Thing Challenge." A primary initiative of the National Campaign to Stop Violence, each year students are asked to write about their personal experiences with violence and make a personal commitment to ending violence in their lives.
How to Make a Digital Talking Book
Phillip Carbo demonstrates how to make an NLS digital talking book (DTB). This video is intended for network library staff and volunteers who create DTBs for use by NLS patrons. An NLS DTB must meet specific requirements so that they will properly function with the Library's digital talking book interfaces, the hardware players and the BARD Mobile applications. This tutorial demonstrates the key elements ...
2007-08 Americas Awards for Children's and Young Adult Literature
Authors Pat Mora and Laura Resau and illustrator Rafael Lopez received the 2007 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature at the 15th annual award presentation. The award is sponsored by the Consortium of the Latin American Studies Program (CLASP) at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, in cooperation with the Library's Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book. Mora and Lopez ...
NewsDiffs: Tracking Online News Over Time
The Internet has ushered in a 24-hour news cycle, and newspapers often hastily publish articles. While print editions run once, several subsequent versions can be published online. Many changes are innocuous, but significant edits can happen without a record of any changes. This briefing on NewsDiffs, the go-to site for referencing and tracking silent changes to online articles, discussed example changes and the research ...