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Archive: 2010 (34 Posts)

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Pic of the Week

Posted by: Andrew Weber

We’ve been thinking about new ways to show you more of the inside of the Law Library of Congress through our blog.  What better way than through pictures? This kicks off the first of our new Pic of the Week series.  I see this sign multiple times a day, and it always confused me as …

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Copyright and Audio Archiving

Posted by: Andrew Weber

As part of my job working on our Facebook page and Twitter account, I try to monitor what people are saying about the Law Library of Congress.  Sometimes it’s really interesting to see what pops up. While searching the words Law Library of Congress on Twitter, I keep seeing links to items like this Switched …

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Our First Century of Lawmaking and More

Posted by: Andrew Weber

While I frequently mention THOMAS, I should point out that other parts of our website also feature legislative information, especially historic information.  We have one of the most complete collections of U.S. Congressional documents in their original format.  A Century of Lawmaking For a New Nation provides access to U.S. congressional documents and debates from …

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Where to Watch Congress Online

Posted by: Andrew Weber

This has been a great year for watching Congress online!  C-SPAN launched their Video Library .  It is an incredible resource that contains: …[e]very C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, …in the C-SPAN Archives and [is] immediately accessible through the database and electronic archival systems developed and maintained by the C-SPAN …

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Tweeting Away

Posted by: Andrew Weber

My how time flies.  I can’t believe it was almost a year ago that we here at the Law Library of Congress entered into the twitterverse. Last October, Matt announced our @LawLibCongress account: The purpose of the Twitter feed, according to the Law Library, is “to engage Members of Congress, their staff, other law libraries, …

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Global Legal Monitor: Top Weekly Articles

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Over the last twelve months, we’ve added over 775 articles to the Global Legal Monitor (GLM). During this period the top article was China: Amendment Seven to Criminal Law Passed. This works out to roughly three new articles every day we are here.  The GLM articles are written by a group of about twenty five …

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Welcome Back, Congress

Posted by: Andrew Weber

We’ve been busy the last few weeks prepping and enhancing THOMAS for this week.  I’ve enjoyed watching the message spread about the changes to THOMAS.  I was fortunate enough to be able to do my first radio interview discussing our enhancements from this year for the DorobekInsider on Federal News Radio.  (How many places besides …

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THOMAS: The Revamp during the Recess

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Over the past couple months I, along with the great THOMAS team here at the Library of Congress, have been working hard on the latest set of enhancements. Thankfully, we’ve been able to finish them before Congress returns from August recess.  User feedback is continuing to drive our newest update.  We collect feedback through OpinionLab …