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  • Film, Video

    War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al-Qaeda"

    Jonathan Tucker discussed his new book "War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al-Qaeda" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division. In "War of Nerves" (Pantheon, 2006), Tucker writes about the discovery, development, proliferation and control of the most lethal class of chemical weapons: nerve agents such as Tabun, Sarin, Soman and VX. The book also provides ...

    • Contributor: Tucker, Jonathan
    • Date: 2006-03-08
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    Landscape Renovation: New Plantings for the Madison Building Gardens

    The planting beds in the front of the Madison Building were completely redesigned in the Spring of 2006. Senior Landscape Architect of the United States Capitol Matthew Evans presented a lecture describing the design which was a collaborative effort of three institutions. The lecture was presented by the Science, Technology and Business Division. Other speakers included Holly H. Shimizu, executive director of the United ...

    • Date: 2006-03-23
  • Film, Video

    How to Manage a Satellite Going 17K MPH

    Steven J. Covington tells the story of Landsat 5, which was launched in 1984 for a three-year lifetime and was kept alive for nearly 29 years through ingenuity and luck.

    • Contributor: Convington, Steven J.
    • Date: 2013-05-22
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    Removing Residual Iron in Platinum and Palladium Prints

    Matthew Clark and Dana Hemingway discuss preservation techniques in the handling of platinum and palladium prints.

    • Date: 2015-10-28
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    Wellness and Growth: Acoustic Medicine and Music Therapy

    A discussion presented in cooperation with the American Music Therapy Association.

    • Contributor: Standley, Jayne
    • Date: 2010-05-14
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    BARD Mobile Android: Manage Your Downloads

    Judy Dixon provides a tutorial on how to initiate downloads with the BARD Mobile app for Android devices.

    • Contributor: Dixon, Judy
    • Date: 2015-06-01
  • Film, Video

    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
    • Date: 2005-09-15
  • Film, Video

    Drugs for the Mind and How to Use Them

    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 ...

    • Date: 2005-05-11
  • Film, Video

    Science and Technology Policy in Japan and JST Activities

    Yukio Sato, adviser and former executive director of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), discussed "Science and Technology Policy in Japan and JST Activities" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division. JST was established in October 2003 as an independent administrative institution in Japan by integrating two quasi-government organizations, the Japan Information Center of Science and Technology and the ...

    • Contributor: Sato, Yukio
    • Date: 2006-07-13
  • Film, Video

    Big Data & the Linkage of Federal Data Resources for Biodiversity Science

    Gerald Guala discussed big data in Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) and highlighted efforts to link related data across the Federal system led by the working group on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Informatics.

    • Contributor: Guala, Gerald
    • Date: 2014-11-21
  • Film, Video

    Aeronautics at the Library of Congress: Forty Years of One User's Experience

    A nationally known aviation historian and biographer of the Wright brothers, Tom Crouch has been mining the treasures of the Library of Congress for more than four decades. Crouch discussed the Library of Congress collections, and his many hours searching through materials, in a lecture titled "Aeronautics at the Library of Congress: Forty Years of One User's Experience" in a program sponsored by the ...

    • Contributor: Crouch, Tom
    • Date: 2007-10-24
  • Film, Video

    BARD Mobile iOS: 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
    • Date: 2013-09-01
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    Session 1: Existing Exclusive Rights Under Title 17, Part 1

    This session discussed Title 17 and the making available of digital on-demand transmissions such as peer-to-peer networks, streaming services, and music downloads, as well as more broadly in the digital environment. Evidentiary issues in infringement actions were also discussed. Speakers included Maria A. Pallante, Karyn Temple Claggett, John C. Beiter, Andrew P. Bridges, George M. Borkowski, Eugene DeAnna, Jane Ginsburg, Glynn Lunney, Peter Menell, ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-05-05
  • Film, Video

    Linked Data at the National Library of Sweden

    Martin Malmsten is a developer/architect/technical lead at the National Library of Sweden. He works with many aspects of LIBRIS[1], the Swedish union catalog. He created the linked data interface to LIBRIS[2] to experiment with RDF (Resource Description Framework) and linking to other datasets. Malmsten is interested in how libraries continually re-link vast datasets. He believes that making information available to anyone is what libraries ...

    • Date: 2012-05-03
  • Film, Video

    Web Research: What's New in 2004

    Chris Sherman and Gary Price discuss the rapidly evolving landscape of web search and its role for the online researcher.

    • Date: 2004-01-29
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    BARD Mobile iOS:How to Use Basic Voiceover Gestures

    Judy Dixon provides a tutorial on how to use basic voiceover gestures with the BARD Mobile app for iOS devices.

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

    News Conference on the Library of Congress' "Digitizing American Imprints" Program

    Deanna Marcum, Library of Congress Associate Librarian for Library Services; Doron Weber, Program Director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; and officials of the Internet Archive participated in a news conference on the Library's "Digitizing American Imprints" program scanning "brittle books" too fragile for standard use, to preserve them, on an open-content basis, for future generations.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-01-14
  • Film, Video

    Mindful Work and Technology

    David Levy, holder of the Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Technology and Education at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, spoke about ways to bring contemplative practices into today's harried workplaces. According to Levy, new information technologies, including e-mail and the World Wide Web, have transformed the way people work, allowing them to collaborate over vast distances and to work at ...

    • Contributor: Levy, David M.
    • Date: 2006-03-22
  • Film, Video

    The Parking Garage and Its Impact on Urban Planning

    The parking garage, often considered a dull and forgettable structure, is a crucial element of building design and urban planning. Architect Shannon Sanders McDonald discussed "Designing for Man, Machine and Movement: The Parking Garage." McDonald discussed the parking garage as it relates to the larger issues of how we move in space and its future implications for architecture, the environment, planning, transportation and their ...

    • Contributor: McDonald, Shannon
    • Date: 2008-01-15
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    How to Put Your Brain on the Internet: Lessons from a Cyborg

    Michael Chorost discusses his book "World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines, and the Internet."

    • Contributor: Chorost, Michael
    • Date: 2013-03-20
  • Film, Video

    Science Safari

    The Science, Technology and Business Division hosted a day of hands-on science experiments and activities for an audience of students, teachers, parents and LC staff.

    • Contributor: Kresh, Diane
    • Date: 2004-03-19
  • Film, Video

    Respecting Conscience, Protecting Patients: Unresolved Tensions in American Health Care

    A lecture on "Respecting Conscience, Protecting Patients: Unresolved Tensions in American Health Care" is presented at the Library of Congress by James F. Childress, holder of the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History and a distinguished professor from the University of Virginia. In his lecture, Childress will examine the current controversies surrounding how to respect the conscientious refusals of health ...

    • Contributor: Childress, James F.
    • Date: 2010-05-06
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    Preservación del Patrimonio Nacional en La Biblioteca del Congreso

    Después de una introducción a la Biblioteca del Congreso, y una visita a su laboratorio de conservación, los conservadores de la Biblioteca demuestran los pasos fundamentales para rescatar materiales afectados por agua que se encuentran frecuentemente dentro de las colecciones de bibliotecas, archivos y museos. También se ofrecen consejos acerca de los brotes de moho, el uso de congelación para materiales mojados, y cómo ...

    • Contributor: Haley, Alan
    • Date: 2015-09-14
  • Film, Video

    Taming the Regulation of Culture

    The sixth lecture of this series was presented by Lawrence Lessig.

    • Contributor: Lessig, Lawrence
    • Date: 2005-03-03
  • Film, Video

    Electronic Resources Online Catalog

    The Library's Electronic Resources Online Catalog has been accessible both on- and off-site since September 30, 2010. Learn more about this valuable research tool that provides expanded access to Library of Congress licensed databases, indexing and abstracting services, and full-text reference resources, including electronic books, serials and staff-recommended free resources.

    • Contributor: Scanlon, Donna
    • Date: 2011-08-09