Draw Me a Story

I blogged the other day about some new PSAs we have released in conjunction with the Ad Council that highlight lifelong literacy. And now we have added a new, interactive feature to our Literacy.gov Web site. You can go on a ?Storybook Adventure? by following this link and clicking on ?play? once the animated banner […]

The Price of the Copyright Catalog

There has been a bit of a blogospheric brouhaha over what the Library of Congress charges to make its entire Copyright database available (see here and here, for example)?enough so that we have now put out this statement: Regarding Pricing on Bulk Access to Copyright Cataloging Information Recent questions and concerns have arisen regarding the […]

Tonight, Tonight

Tonight the final touches will be put on the Library?s West Side Story exhibition (thus the headline), which opens tomorrow, Sept. 26, and remains on view in the foyer of the Performing Arts Reading Room (room 113 of the Library?s James Madison Memorial Building) through March 29. ?West Side Story: Birth of a Classic? marks […]

Chat With An Author

The 2007 National Book Festival is drawing closer and closer (Sept. 29 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.) People come to the Book Festival for a lot of reasons, but the big draws, of course, are the authors and the opportunity for their readers to interact directly with them. For those who can?t make […]

Veterans History Project Responds

Some strong but, unfortunately, inaccurate words have been used regarding a small handful of the 50,000+ oral histories of the Veterans History Project (part of the Library?s American Folklife Center). News reporters and others have been using terms like ?fraud? or ?misrepresentation? to describe the incorrect listing of 24 veterans on the VHP Web site […]

USNWR Features Veterans History Project

It?s been a busy blogging day, as I have been alerted to the posting of a story at U.S. News & World Report on the Library of Congress?s Veterans History Project. I believe it will be the cover story for the print issue, coming out this weekend. The story is pegged to the imminent Sept. […]