The folks who manage our popular THOMAS legislative information website have been taking advantage of the August congressional recess to make some upgrades.
Enhancements include optimization for mobile devices, easy links to social media and links to the legislatures of all 50 states, D.C. and U.S territories.
There’s more on the Law Library’s new blog, In Custodia Legis.
My colleague Erin Allen wrote the following for the Library’s in-house letter, The Gazette, and I thought it worth sharing with a wider audience: Among comic-book aficionados, psychiatrist Fredric Wertham (1895–1981) is considered as much of a villain as those he assailed in the crime and horror comics he criticized. However, Wertham was more than […]
If you follow popular music, you likely saw in June that Sir Paul McCartney—in Washington to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song—not only sang at the White House but also, the night before that elegant gig, performed at a venue at the Library known as the Coolidge Auditorium. You might also […]
My colleague Audrey Fischer, who has been taking the lead on publicity for the Junior Fellows program for the last few years, has offered up this guest post: ser•en•dip•it•y (n): a propensity for making fortuitous discoveries by accident. “Serendipity” is the word that most comes to mind while viewing a special display of Library materials […]
One of the myriad new ways we’re marking the 10th National Book Festival — “A Decade of Words and Wonder,” as we say — is to give you, the National Bookworms, as it were a chance to make your voice heard. This year we have posted a poll at loc.gov/bookfest asking people to vote for […]
I didn’t want any more time to go by this week without welcoming the newest member of the Library of Congress blog family. “In Custodia Legis” isn’t the guy who cleans up after the legislature adjourns. Rather, it’s the new blog of the Law Library of Congress. As chief blogger Andrew “Middle Name Not Lloyd” […]
Developers for the iPhone and iPad have been able to say “there’s an app for that” about a quarter-million times–the total number currently available in Apple’s App Store. But not until now has there been an official app for the Library of Congress. (So far it’s the first and only app–don’t be fooled by imitators!) […]