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Card Catalog Storage – Pic of the Week

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my hometown library, the Albright Memorial Library, in Scranton, Pennsylvania and its participation in the Federal Depository Library Program.  As described in the post, I have a card catalog from the library in our home.     My colleague, Elizabeth Moore, stopped by my office last week to ask whether […]

Dutch Translation of the U.S. Constitution from 1788 – Pic of the Week

The Law Library of Congress houses approximately 60,000 rare items, 25,000 of which are housed in our climate controlled vault. The Law Library’s rare books collection is managed by our Rare Books Curator,  Nathan Dorn. For an item to be considered rare, it typically must have been published prior to 1801.  This 1788 translation of the U.S. […]

Qatar’s Legal Portal – Pic of the Week

This is a guest post by Janice Hyde, Program Officer for the Global Legal Information Network. My colleague, George Sadek, and I had the privilege of accompanying Law Librarian David Mao on a recent trip to Doha, Qatar, where David offered opening remarks at a ceremony inaugurating a new portal that provides access to Qatar’s legal […]

Transparency – Pic of the Week

We’ve had an update to the Law Library of Congress physical spaces.  The front doors to our main office were recently replaced with glass doors.  We often talk about transparency in government, and the doors are our small symbolic contribution to making our inner workings “see-through.”   The glass also lets visitors see into the […]

Pecos National Historical Park – Pic of the Week

During my recent trip to New Mexico, I visited the Pecos National Historical Park.  This park encompasses the remains of two Indian pueblos as well as a Civil War battlefield.  The Pecos National Historical Park and Glorieta Unit of the National Historical Park were established by Pub. L. 101-313, Title II (1990).  The park is 25 […]