Orphan Works 7: Mass Digitization, Generally
Although mass digitization was ongoing in 2008, the practice has since become much more prevalent. Thus, it is important to understand how mass digitization fits into an orphan works solution. Because many of the comments submitted in response to the Notice indicated that the issue of mass digitization should be treated separately from the issue of orphan works, it also is important to understand...
Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University
Janet Sims-Wood discusses her book, "Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University: Building a Legacy of Black History." Wesley was a renown archivist who helped create a world-class archives known as the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and cemented her place as an important figure in the preservation of African-American history.
Dud leaves home
Us fellers: "Dud leaves home" | Goldwyn-Bray Pictographs, no. 7009
Dud wants to buy his girlfriend Maime an ice cream cone so he breaks open his mother's bank, and splits their last dime in half in the process. His mother punishes him so he runs away. Dud is scared by imaginary ghosts in the dark, so he runs back home where he gets a spanking from his mother.
DPLAfest 2016: Technology Trends in Libraries
A conversational discussion with technologists from both inside and outside of the library industry. Panelists discuss all aspects of technology, including hardware and software, that are likely to impact libraries and similar industries.
Making Show Boat: Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II & the Power of Performers
Part of the American Musicological Society-Library of Congress lecture series, musicologist Todd Decker discusses his research into the creation of the hit Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II musical "Show Boat." Decker's research was principally conducted in the Kern and Hammerstein collections in the Music Division.
The Rise of a New Magna Carta for Early Modern England & Colonial America
Scholars, historians and contemporary thinkers discuss how Magna Carta's political and legal traditions have carried into our current times at this symposium, Conversations on the Enduring Legacy of the Great Charter, held in conjunction with the Library's exhibition, "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor." Speakers included law professors John Witte Jr. and Alonzo L. McDonald.
Profiles of Remarkable Women: Laila Enayat-Seraj
This interview with Laila Enayat-Seraj, conducted in Istanbul by Mary-Jane Deeb of the Library of Congress, is part of a series that highlights the achievements of six exceptional Muslim women from Afghanistan, the Arab world and Turkey who not only have worked hard to attain personal success but have done much to help other women in their communities as well.
Ella Lola, a la Trilby
Ella Lola, a la Trilby [dance]
A young, dark-haired woman performs a dance inspired by George du Maurier's character Trilby, in an early modern dance style reminiscent of Isadora Duncan. She dances barefoot without stockings and is dressed in a long, flowing gown bound across the bosom in Grecian style, with inside fringe and a draped cape hooked to her wrist. She also wears what appears to be a garland...
Lola, Ella - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William
Genre Division & Canonical Unity in the World of Heavy Metal Music
In this curator lecture, James Wintle unravels the complex web of stylistic threads that have permeated heavy metal music since the raucous tri-tone progression of the song "Black Sabbath" signaled its birth in 1970. Wintle also discusses how to access heavy metal music and scholarship in the Library's collections.
Sheep run, Chicago stockyards
Sheep run, Chicago stock yards
From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A large flock of sheep being driven over the runs from the cars to the slaughter beds. The sheep, pressed by the driver and frightened by the surroundings and confusion, move very fast. Advertised as part of the "Erie Railroad Series" (Edison films catalog): The following subjects present novel and interesting views along the line of the Erie, such...
White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
The little train robbery
From Edison films catalog: The opening scene shows the interior of the robbers' den. The walls are decorated with the portraits of notorious criminals and pictures illustrating the exploits of famous bandits. Some of the gang are lounging about, while others are reading novels and illustrated papers. Although of youthful appearance, each is dressed like a typical Western desperado. The "Bandit Queen," leading a...
Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Schemes of Annotation in Ptolemy's Geography
Chet Van Duzer discusses Ptolemy's "Geography." Claudius Ptolemy wrote his "Geography" in the second century A.D., and following its rediscovery in Constantinople in about 1300, it became one of the most popular geographical texts of the European Renaissance, copied in many manuscripts and printed in many editions. But Ptolemy offers very little in the way of description of different regions and peoples, so the...