News from the Library of Congress

December 2003

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August 2003

  • August 29, 2003  (03-146)
    Library of Congress Display Marks the Centennial of Flight Wilbur and Orville Wright made the world’s first powered, sustained, and controlled flight in their heavier-than-air flying machine on Dec. 17, 1903, thereby achieving one of mankind’s oldest and most persistent dreams. Beginning Oct. 3, the Library of Congress will feature in its permanent American Treasures gallery a special presentation, “The Dream of Flight,” which is dedicated to the Wright Brothers and their historic...
    • Date: 2003-08-29
  • August 15, 2003  (03-142)
    Library Accepts September 11 Digital Archive, Holds Symposium The Library of Congress will mark its first major digital acquisition of September 11, 2001, materials with the addition to its collections of the September 11 Digital Archive (http://911digitalarchive.org).
    • Date: 2003-08-15

June 2003

  • June 10, 2003  (03-103)
    Meeting of Frontiers Adds Collections from the United States, Russia and Germany The Meeting of Frontiers Web site (http://frontiers.loc.gov) of the Library of Congress has added collections from the Library of Congress; the State and University Library (SUB) of Lower Saxony in Göttingen, Germany; the National Library of Russia (NLR); and the Russian State Library (RSL).
    • Date: 2003-06-10

March 2003

  • March 27, 2003  (03-055)
    Library Receives Musical Scores from the Israel Music Institute The Israel Music Institute (IMI) is giving to the Library of Congress nearly 1,000 items on an exchange basis. To date, nearly 400 items -- predominantly sheet music -- have been received and others are expected to arrive in smaller shipments. In return, IMI is selecting books from the Library's list of offerings available on exchange.
    • Date: 2003-03-27

February 2003

  • February 14, 2003  (03-022)
    Library Announces Approval of Plan to Preserve America's Digital Heritage Today the Librarian of Congress announced that the Library of Congress has received approval from the U.S. Congress for its "Plan for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP)," which will enable the Library to launch the initial phase of building a national infrastructure for the collection and long-term preservation of digital content.
    • Date: 2003-02-14
  • February 7, 2003  (03-024)
    U.S. Congress Approves Library of Congress Plan for Preservation of Digital Materials What: Presentation on the "Plan for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP)." The Library of Congress is leading this groundbreaking initiative to develop a national infrastructure for the collection and preservation of digital materials. Congress has approved the "master plan" for NDIIPP.
    • Date: 2003-02-07
  • February 7, 2003  (03-018)
    U.S. Congress Approves Library of Congress Plan for Preservation of Digital Materials WHAT: Presentation on the "Plan for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP)." The Library of Congress is leading this groundbreaking initiative to develop a national infrastructure for the collection and preservation of digital materials. Congress has approved $99.8 million to fund the program to seek national solutions to ensuring the collection, long-term storage, preservation and rights protection of our digital heritage.
    • Date: 2003-02-07

January 2003

  • January 27, 2003  (03-014)
    Librarian of Congress Names 50 Sound Recordings to the Inaugural National Recording Registry Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced the first annual selection of 50 recordings to the National Recording Registry. Under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian is responsible for selecting recordings annually that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Registry recordings must be at least 10 years old. Nominations for the registry were garnered from members of...
    • Date: 2003-01-27
  • January 27, 2003  (03-007)
    The Library of Congress and the Ad Council Launch New Campaign To Encourage Historical Literacy The Library of Congress announces the launch of new public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to encourage adults to learn more about American history by visiting the Library of Congress' Web site, www.loc.gov. Created pro bono by advertising agency DDB Chicago and distributed by The Ad Council, the television and radio ads engage viewers and listeners by highlighting instances in which people incorporate historical facts...
    • Date: 2003-01-27
  • January 21, 2003  (03-011)
    Librarian of Congress To Announce First List of Sound Recordings To Be Named to the National Recording Registry Librarian of Congress James H. Billington will announce his selection of the first 50 historic sound recordings to be added to the first National Recording Registry at a press conference on Monday, January 27 at 11 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater, third floor, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave., SE. The list will include a broad range of American...
    • Date: 2003-01-21
  • January 16, 2003  (03-004)
    Master Printmaker Robert Blackburn Honored in Exhibition at Library of Congress Robert Blackburn changed the course of American art through his groundbreaking graphic work and the Printmaking Workshop, which he founded in New York City in 1948. Blackburn's pioneering contributions to the technical and aesthetic development of abstract color lithography is as legendary as his generosity in encouraging and training thousands of diverse artists to experiment in graphic color.
    • Date: 2003-01-16