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From the Serial Set: “Memorials” and an International Copyright Law?

The following is a guest post by Bailey DeSimone, a library technician (metadata) in the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. “Memorials,” or requests “that the Congress take some action, or refrain from taking certain action,” are housed throughout the United States Congressional Serial Set. These documents provide insight into the communication between citizens – […]

An Interview with Michele Chisholm, Copyright Licensing Specialist

Today’s interview is with Michele Chisholm, a copyright licensing specialist at the U.S. Copyright Office and the current president of the Library of Congress chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG).   Describe your background. I am a native Washingtonian, who grew up in the segregated South during the peak of the civil rights movement. My […]

Copyright and Dracula

Like many people, I have always enjoyed being scared—just a little—not with chainsaws and blood but a contest of wits between the archetypal vampire Dracula and his human opponents.  Dracula of course is not the first  fictional vampire.   John Polidori, physician to Lord Byron, and Sheridan LeFanu both wrote short stories about vampires in the […]

Copyright and Audio Archiving

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 […]

Law Library of Congress and Harvard Law School Collaboration Improves Access to Legal Collection Materials

The Law Library of Congress and Harvard Law School are excited to commence work on a project to increase access to and discovery of national legal gazettes, manuscripts, and other legal materials. This multi-year effort will facilitate analysis and knowledge-sharing by the Law Library of Congress and the Program In Islamic Law (PIL) at Harvard Law […]

Meet the Remote DRD Interns! (4 of 4)

This is the final part of our four-part mini-series containing mini-biographies of the summer remote interns working with the Digital Resources Division. (Read parts one, two, and three if you missed them!) The interns’ research and writing has been extraordinary and we can’t wait to share their work. Topics this summer have spanned pigeons, alchemy, […]

Meet the Remote DRD Interns! (2 of 4)

We hope you enjoyed part one of our four-part mini-bios of our remote interns working on data and creative projects with the Digital Resources Division! Our interns this summer represented 60 schools from 30 different states or countries. The University of Washington had the biggest representation with 11 students, followed by San José State University […]