Brewster Kahle, digital librarian, director and co-founder of the Internet Archive, presented the second in this series of evening lectures on "Managing Knowledge and Creativity in a Digital Context" featuring some of the best known experts in digitally networked communications.
Molly E. Brown, a research scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has been involved for the past 10 years with the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) use of satellite remote sensing to monitor food security in developing regions. Satellite estimates of crop production play an important role in USAID's Famine Early Warning System. According to Brown, changes in population size, ...
The Science, Technology and Business Division sponsored a lecture by Albert Greco, who discussed recent and predicted book industry trends. This event was cosponsored with the Office of Technology Policy of Library Services.
The 12-year period between the end of the Cold War and the destruction of the Twin Towers was perceived as calm and peaceful. Yet foreign-policy experts say these were pivotal years in shaping America's role in the world. Derek Chollet and James Goldgeier examined those years in a lecture at the Library of Congress on their new book "America Between the Wars." The event ...
Scholar Warren Bernard discussed Herb Block's early life and the rise of his career as a political cartoonist in one of several outreach programs for the "Herblock!" exhibition at the Library of Congress.
To celebrate the 125th birthday of the legendary folk singer Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Todd Harvey interviews Lead Belly family members Terika Dean and Alvin Singh on their famous relative, his contributions to American culture and world music and an overview of the significant Lead Belly materials in the Center's archive.
The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress is sponsoring a series of lectures on Iraq history and society. Jonathan Lyons, a researcher at the Global Terrorism Research Center at Monash University, Victoria, Australia, discussed his new book, "The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization."
Described in a recent review as "one of the best single-volume histories of the war yet published," "World War II: 365 Days" is a unique compilation of riveting text and more than 600 color and black-and-white images (many of them rarely seen) from the Library of Congress's collections. The speakers discuss their work on the book.