Library in the News, 4/30/07

A few AP photos are starting to move from the event that ended barely an hour ago, in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel formally transferred the 1507 Waldseem?Map to the Library of Congress and the American people (represented by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer).

You can see them here, here, here, here, here and here, for starters.

The AP story itself can be found here (via the

Here?s a related English-language article from Germany?s ?Spiegel.?

I?ll post more news links as I find them ?


The webcast is now up. (RealMedia streaming file, 36:59)

A link from The Washington Times

NPR did a nice interview here


  1. Jennifer
    May 1, 2007 at 9:15 am

    All Things Considered on NPR last night did a nice story, with a great interview with LC’s John Herbert:

  2. Bill
    May 3, 2007 at 9:20 am

    We’ve picked up on the story over here in Germany at the Atlantic Review blog. The 1507 Waldseemüller map of the world is a great gift to the LoC and the American people, but we are having a bit of debate over its authenticity. Did Martin Waldseemüller denote the continents and other geographical features on his map in Alt Deutsch (Old German) or in Latin?

    See the Atlantic Review posts on April 28th and May 1st for our comments about this acquisition.

    Atlantic Review

    P.S. I think that it is great the the U.S. Library of Congress has started a blog. Good luck!

  3. David Bigwood
    May 3, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    I do wish you would have a downloadable file as well as the streaming version. I could listen to so much more, it I could listen in the car or while exerciseing. With the Real media I’m tied to the computer on my desk.

  4. Kelly
    January 3, 2008 at 1:35 am

    Nice post! Library of Congress and the American people (represented by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer).
    I think that’s great.

  5. s.karan
    February 29, 2008 at 12:28 am

    please add more visual and video content to attract more interest. Library Blog is a good idea to build on.

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