DPLAfest 2016: Authorship in the Digital Age
A session from DPLAfest 2016 dedicated to the state of writing in the digital age. What does it mean to write a book, digital or print or both? What new technologies and processes are re-defining the role of the author? Panelists will touch upon these questions and more during this exciting discussion between three prominent contemporary authors.
Isamu Noguchi's Dance Sets
Dakin Hart discussed Martha Graham and Isamu Noguchi's explorations of the archetypal spaces of myth, including the American west, the Minotaur's labyrinth and the "cave of the heart."
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Latinos & Libraries
Mark Hugo López and Anna Brown presented their findings from a national survey on the Hispanic population of the U.S. and its use of public libraries.
Welcome to DPLAfest 2016
Dan Cohen of the Digital Public Library of America joins representatives from host organizations and major funders to welcome the public to DPLAfest 2016, hosted at the Library of Congress.
Jewish-Latin American Historiography: The Challenges Ahead
History professors Raanan Rein and Jeffrey Lesser deliver a joint lecture. Latin-American Jewish Studies has become an increasingly popular area of academic inquiry, with a growing number of institutions offering classes in related subjects.
Relationship of Section 1201 to Copyright Infringement, Consumer Issues & Competition
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), codified in part in 17 U.S.C. §1201, makes it illegal to circumvent technological measures used to prevent unauthorized access to copyrighted works, including copyrighted books, movies, videos, video games and computer programs. This session will explore the role and effectiveness of section 1201 in protecting copyrighted content and will consider how the statute should accommodate interests that are...
American Folklife Center/Folk Alliance Lomax Challenge: Cody Brewer
Cody Brewer sings "Muleskinner Blues" 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 the collections of the...
Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology
Eric Grissell, entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, gave a lecture and slide show on his book, "Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology." Grissell suggests it might be time to declare a truce with insects in the garden. He explains the vital role insects play in every garden ecosystem and writes about the various orders of insects, describing how the...
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Members of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group are joined by pianist Huw Watkins for a chamber music performance during the Oliver Knussen Residency. On the program is Benjamin Britten's "Phantasy," op. 2; the Washington, DC premiere of Elliott Carter's "Epigrams"; the world premiere of Marc Neikrug's "Tiger's Nest" for piano trio, a Library of Congress commission; Hans Werner Henze's "Adagio adagio"; and Oliver Knussen's Cantata...
Teacher Resource: Make Use of Librarians
Librarians can provide resources and answers to questions you might never even know you had. Hear some tips about how to work with librarians from any library, including the Library of Congress.
2006 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature
Authors Margarita Engle and Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren and illustrators Sean Qualls and Nicole Tadgell received the 2006 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature at the 14th annual award presentation hosted by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book. The award is sponsored by the Consortium of the Latin American Studies Program (CLASP) at the University of Wisconsin...
Rivalry & Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America
Christopher Darnton reviews his comparative study of the nature of conflict between Latin American states during the Cold War and provides a counterintuitive and shrewd explanation of why diplomacy does or doesn't work. Specifically, he develops a theory that shows how the parochial interests of state bureaucracies can overwhelm national leaders' foreign policy initiatives and complicate regional alliances.