News from the Library of Congress

December 2007

November 2007

October 2007

  • October 30, 2007  (07-219)
    Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control To Present Draft Report on Nov. 13 In November 2006, Deanna Marcum, associate librarian for Library Services at the Library of Congress, convened a Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control to examine the future of bibliographic description in the 21st century in light of advances in search engine technology, the popularity of the Internet and the influx of electronic information resources.
    • Date: 2007-10-30
  • October 30, 2007  (07-220)
    Writers From Iowa's International Writing Program Will Read Their Works, Nov. 15 Writers from the distinguished International Writing Program at the University of Iowa will read from their works at the Library of Congress at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Mumford Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC.
    • Date: 2007-10-30
  • October 29, 2007  (07-217)
    New Center for the Book Publication To Be Featured at Book History Symposium on Nov. 2 The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the University of Massachusetts Press has published “Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth L. Eisenstein.” A symposium featuring several of the contributors to the volume will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, from 2 – 5 p.m., in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave.,...
    • Date: 2007-10-29
  • October 29, 2007  (07-218)
    Library of Congress Offers Information on Fire Recovery for Collections In response to the fires in Southern California and the resulting damage to personal and public collections, the Library of Congress has updated its preservation Web page on emergency care.
    • Date: 2007-10-29
  • October 25, 2007  (07-213)
    Library of Congress Collaborates with Xerox To Test Format for Digitally Preserving, Accessing Treasured Images As part of the Library of Congress’s mission to ensure that America’s history and heritage are available and accessible for generations to come, the Library and Xerox Corporation are working together on a project to develop better ways to store, preserve and access treasured digital images.
    • Date: 2007-10-25
  • October 25, 2007  (07-215)
    "Concerts from the Library of Congress" Radio Series To Launch on Nov. 5 Beginning in November, the Library of Congress Music Division, WETA-FM and CD Syndications will be launching a 13-week classical music radio series slated for broadcast nationwide.
    • Date: 2007-10-25
  • October 23, 2007  (07-212)
    Tribute To Writer, Philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis on Nov. 1 The Library of Congress and the Embassy of Greece will celebrate Nikos Kazantzakis, considered one of the most important Greek writers, poets and philosophers of the 20th century, in a tribute on November 1.
    • Date: 2007-10-23
  • October 23, 2007  (07-216)
    Poets from MacDowell Colony To Read on Nov. 8 In celebration of The MacDowell Colony’s 100th anniversary, three poets will read from their works and from the poetry of three U.S. Poet Laureates, all alumni of the famous writers’ and artists’ residency workshop in New Hampshire.
    • Date: 2007-10-23
  • October 22, 2007  (07-194)
    Library of Congress Partners with British, Canadian and Australian National Libraries on RDA Implementation Four national libraries have joined forces to implement a new standard for resource description and access designed for the digital environment in which libraries now operate. The Library of Congress, the British Library, Library and Archives Canada, and the National Library of Australia have agreed on a coordinated implementation of "RDA: Resource Description and Access," the successor to the "Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules."
    • Date: 2007-10-22
  • October 22, 2007  (07-204)
    New Guide to Library's Air and Space Collections Is Published The possibility of flight captured human imagination long before the Montgolfier brothers’ unmanned hot air balloon succeeded in carrying a duck, a rooster and a sheep above the city of Versailles in 1783.
    • Date: 2007-10-22
  • October 22, 2007  (07-210)
    The MacDowell Colony Is Subject of New Book To Be Discussed on Oct. 30 The Library’s commemoration of the centennial of The MacDowell Colony continues at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 30, when senior music specialist Robin Rausch discusses and signs the book “A Place for the Arts: The MacDowell Colony, 1907-2007” in the Pickford Theater on the third floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave.S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2007-10-22
  • October 22, 2007  (07-211)
    W.S. Merwin, Winner of the Bobbitt Poetry Prize, Will Read, Oct. 31 Celebrated poet W.S. Merwin will receive the 2006 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry and read selections of his work at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Mumford Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2007-10-22
  • October 19, 2007  (07-209)
    ALA President Loriene Roy To Speak on Nov. 2 In honor of Native American Heritage Month, American Library Association (ALA) President Loriene Roy will deliver a lecture at noon on Friday, Nov. 2, in the Mumford Room, located on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2007-10-19
  • October 17, 2007  (07-196)
    Library of Congress and UNESCO Sign World Digital Library Agreement Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and UNESCO Assistant Director for Communication and Information Abdul Waheed Khan today signed an agreement at UNESCO headquarters in Paris pledging cooperative efforts to build a World Digital Library Web site.
    • Date: 2007-10-17
  • October 15, 2007  (07-207)
    "The Last Jews of Libya" To Be Shown at the Library of Congress on Nov. 5 More than 36,000 Jews lived in Libya at the end of World War II, but not a single one remains today. “The Last Jews of Libya,” which documents the final decades of a centuries-old Sephardic Jewish community, will be shown at noon on Nov. 5 at the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2007-10-15
  • October 12, 2007  (07-205)
    Rep. Tom Cole To Deliver Native American Heritage Keynote Address on Nov. 6 On Nov. 6, five years to the day after being elected to represent Oklahoma’s 4th congressional district, Rep. Tom Cole will deliver the keynote address for the Library’s 2007 celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
    • Date: 2007-10-12