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  • Film, Video

    Evening Poetry Slam: 2014 National Book Festival

    Evening Poetry Slam at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Film, Video

    Can You Guard My Stuff? LC Data Tests with the San Diego Supercomputer Center

    Over the last twelve months, the Library of Congress has been conducting data transfer and storage tests with one of the world's largest supercomputing data centers, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). Project Manager David Minor recounts details of the project and lessons learned, and discusses implications for the future of digital storage and preservation.

    • Contributor: Minor, David
    • Date: 2007-09-19
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    Cultural Heritage Archives Symposium Session 1

    Cultural heritage archives serve as valuable repositories of memory and knowledge that document the ongoing community-based creativity of individuals and groups. During the past decade, there has been an increasing acknowledgement of the value and power of developing such archives at all levels, from very local and informal collections to large national and international repositories. Part one of this symposium included a keynote address ...

    • Contributor: Various - Bell, Danna C. - Boyd, Douglas A. - Giarlo, Michael J. - Lloyd, Timothy Charles - Meyers, Melanie J. - O'neal, Jennifer R. - Reddy, Sita - Weiss, Steve - American Folklife Center - United States. Embassy (kyrgyzstan) - American Folklore Society. Archives and Libraries Section - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013-09-26
  • Film, Video

    The Dreamer

    Author Pam Muñoz Ryan discusses her award-winning book "The Dreamer," illustrated by Peter Sis.

    • Contributor: Ryan, Pam Mu&#241 - Oz
    • Date: 2011-09-16
  • Film, Video

    Luci Tapahonso

    • Contributor: Tapahonso, Luci
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Film, Video

    Master Class with Paolo Pandolfo

    Considered one of the world's finest gambists, Paolo Pandolfo offered a free master class in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium, working with three exceptional young students: Amy Domingues (known in indie-rock circles for her band Garland of Hours), Niccolo Seligman, and Lucine Musaelian.

    • Contributor: Pandolfo, Paolo
    • Date: 2012-01-27
  • Film, Video

    Rita Williams-Garcia: 2014 National Book Festival

    Rita Williams-Garcia appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Williams-Garcia, Rita
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Film, Video

    Deciphering the Art of the Ancient Maya & the Year 2012

    Art historian and archaeologist David Stuart, the foremost expert on Mayan hieroglyphs, delivered the fifth Jay I. Kislak Lecture titled "Deciphering the Art of the Ancient Maya and the Year 2012," in which he explored the Mayan prediction of "the end of the world in 2012" and discussed his most recent book on that subject: "The Order of Days: The Maya World and the ...

    • Contributor: Stuart, David
    • Date: 2011-09-16
  • Film, Video

    Eisner on the Graphic Novel

    Will Eisner, universally acknowledged as one of the great masters of comic book art, discussed the graphic novel.

    • Contributor: Eisner, Will
    • Date: 2003-04-01
  • Film, Video

    Law Day 2008: The Rule of Law in Established and Emerging Countries

    The Law Library of Congress presented a panel discussion in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Law Day. The panel, moderated by Judge Harry T. Edwards, examined what the Rule of Law means to established and emerging countries. Opening remarks were provided by Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina. Participating were Rob Boone, director of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative; Rosa Brooks, ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-05-01
  • Film, Video

    Alan Leshner Discusses New Science of Addiction and What It Means to Society

    Advances in science in recent decades have revolutionized the understanding of the nature of drug abuse and addiction and what society needs to do about them. According to Alan Leshner, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), there is now a clear understanding that drug abuse and addiction are bio-behavioral phenomena with important biological, behavioral and social-context components. ...

    • Contributor: Leshner, Alan
    • Date: 2008-03-04
  • Film, Video

    Mike Lupica: 2012 National Book Festival

    Mike Lupica appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Lupica, Mike
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Film, Video

    Contemporary Analog & Digital Color Photographic Prints: Processes, Practice & Accelerated Test Methods for Evaluation Print Permanance

    The 12 major current digital photographic print processes are discussed, including UV-curable printing and a new inkjet sublimation thermal dye transfer process for printing on large, specially coated aluminum panels.

    • Contributor: Wilhelm, Henry
    • Date: 2015-11-20
  • Film, Video

    Health Expert Pamela Peeke Discusses "Fit To Live"

    Have you indulged in too many hot dogs and ice cream cones this summer? Failed to carry out the well-meant exercise program? It might be time to heed the advice of Pamela Peeke, the medical doctor who recently published "Fit to Live: The Five-Point Plan to Be Lean, Strong and Fearless for Life." Peeke discussed her new book at the Library of Congress in ...

    • Contributor: Peeke, Dr. Pamela
    • Date: 2007-08-02
  • Film, Video

    Seminary girls

    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A most amusing and life-like scene, in which a number of young ladies clad in their night robes, are seen engaged in a midnight frolic. From Edison films catalog: A number of young ladies, in their night robes, are having a frolic, and are interrupted by a teacher. One girl makes herself very conspicuous by crawling under a bed. ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Afi/Holt (h.l.) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video

    Laura Overdeck: 2014 National Book Festival

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

    • Contributor: Overdeck, Laura
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Film, Video

    What Went Wrong... and Why

    Bernard Lewis of Princeton University and Mohammed Arkoun of the Sorbonne University discuss relations between the Middle East and the Western nations.

    • Date: 2002-05-07
  • Film, Video

    Japanese village

    At the beginning of the film, at a distance of about one-hundred feet, is a two-story building with a balcony, some tropical plants, and a telephone pole. A young Japanese man appears directly in front of the camera. He is accompanied by two small Japanese boys attired in tight knee britches and rather loose sleeved blouses. The three of them exhibit their gymnastic powers ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
  • Film, Video

    Laurie Smith: Book Fest 05

    Author Laurie Smith at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Smith, Laurie
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Film, Video

    By Endurance We Conquer: Ernest Shackleton and Lessons of Leadership for the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Centenary Expedition 2014

    A team of adventurers who hope to traverse the Antarctic continent along the same route planned by Sir Ernest Shackleton in 1914 discuss the ill-fated early expedition and their plans for 2014.

    • Date: 2013-02-20
  • Film, Video

    Oral History with Traditional Artist Flory Jagoda

    In this interview with Howard Bass, singer and composer Flory Jagoda discusses her family and her life before, during, and after the Second World War and the influence these experiences had on her singing and songwriting.

    • Contributor: Jagoda, Flory - Bass, Howard - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2013-11-20
  • Film, Video

    Founder's Day Concert Featuring the Music of Morton Subotnick

    The Library hosted a concert featuring the music of Morton Subotnik. "Trembling," an early foray into "Ghost" electronics, is the opener for the world premiere of a new Subotnick work, a 30 minute opera without words. Conceived for Joan La Barbara, "the queen of vocal experimentation" (The Wire), it's an extraordinary aural and visual experience: the composer's voice interacts with and controls the Buchla ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-11-09
  • Collection

    Built with Faith: Place Making and the Religious Imagination in Italian New York

    This presentation examines how Italian Americans create and use vernacular architecture, material culture, and ceremonial display to inscribe meaning on New York City's religious and cultural landscapes. Yard shrines, sidewalk altars, Christmas displays, and other creative productions transform everyday urban space into unique, communal sites of religiosity. Sciorra is especially interested in how people remember, imagine, and interpret the city, as well as people's ...

    • Contributor: Sciorra, Joseph
    • Date: 2009-09-23
  • Film, Video

    Peter Straub: 2010 National Book Festival

    Peter Straub at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Straub , Peter
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Film, Video

    Statue of Liberty

    A three-quarter front view of the Statue of Liberty. The statue was erected twelve years earlier, in 1886.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - White, James H. (james Henry) - Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. (albert Edward) - American Vitagraph Company - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898