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Revisiting the Apollo 17 Landing Site with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: December 6 Lecture with NASA Lunar Geologist Dr. Noah Petro

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. At 12:33 a.m. on December 7, 1972, Apollo 17 lifted off in the Florida night on a Saturn V rocket carrying Gene Cernan, Ron Evans, and Jack Schmitt on the final Apollo Moon mission.  On December 11, while […]

The Rise of the Broom Brigade

Today’s post is guest authored by Michelle Cadoree Bradley, a Science Reference Specialist in the Library’s Science, Technology, and Business Division. On a search for early materials on physical education for women, I stumbled across a small green book with an intriguing title – Broom Tactics, or Calisthenics in a New Form for Young Ladies. This […]

Disaster Management and Public Health: What can the US learn from the UN policies?: Lecture with Professor Virginia Murray, M.D., on November 16th

This post was authored by Dr. Tomoko Steen, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Professor Virginia Murray will be speaking at the Library of Congress about disaster risk reduction and management from a public health point of view. According to Professor Murray, the Sendai Framework for […]

Antibiotic Resistant Strains Outbreaks: Professor Lance B. Price, Ph.D., Speaking on October 25

This post was authored by Dr. Tomoko Steen, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, Dr. Lance B. Price will be speaking at the Library of Congress about the science and politics behind the use of antibiotics in hospitals and in farming, a most timely topic. On […]

Mosquitos: Our “Unfriendly” Neighbors! Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases

This is a guest post by Tomoko Y. Steen, Ph.D. a Science Reference librarian in the Science, Technology & Business Division. Every summer when the temperatures reach their peak, daily news coverage begins to express concern about mosquito-borne diseases. Mosquitos have been our unfriendly neighbors for many centuries during the summer months and year round […]

Roosevelt, Muir, and The Camping Trip

This guest post was written by Constance Carter the previous head of Science Reference who now volunteers here at the Library. One of the most delightful children’s books I have read is Barb Rosenstock’s The Camping Trip that Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and our National Parks (New York, Dial Books for Young Readers, […]

Building Product Source: Spotlight on Sweet’s Catalog File

This post was written by John F. Buydos a Reference Librarian in the Science Section. The Sweet’s Catalog File is a building product source and a frequently used title here at the Library. It is an example of a master catalog (i.e., catalogs or partial catalogs from several manufacturers, with a combined index) in the […]

Saving Science Blogs

Last year I wrote about collecting and preserving websites and how 21st century librarians are integrating the collection and preservation of digital items such as eBooks, datasets, and websites into their traditional analog collections. For example, the Library of Congress has been involved in preserving websites since the year 2000. We traditionally collect websites based […]

Collecting and Preserving Websites

As librarians, we identify, evaluate, select, collect, describe, preserve and provide access to materials to facilitate use. As librarians of the 21st century, we have integrated digital collections such as ebooks, databases, datasets, and other digital objects into our traditional analog collections. What about websites? Do libraries collect websites? Back in January,  I presented on […]