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An Update on the Law Library of Congress Reading Room Collection

The following is a guest post by Margaret Wood, Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Division.  She has previously posted on Law Day, the start of a new Congress, the debt ceiling legislation, and the relocation of state collections. Since our posts in March on the relocation of some general and state collections, we have completed additional work […]

Humboldt University Law Faculty – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by Robert Newlen, the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach and Services in the Law Library of Congress.  Robert has previously blogged about the Kellogg Biennial Lecture and Souvenirs from Moscow. I was recently in Berlin and explored Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), the oldest university in Berlin.  The impressive building […]

Water Rights at Star Island

The following is a guest post by Constance Johnson, a Legal Research Analyst in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center. Last month I was lucky enough to attend the annual international affairs conference on Star Island, off the coast of New Hampshire.  I heard several very interesting speakers on the issue of water as a […]

Rare Books, a Tiger, and Pecan Pie

The following is a guest post by Dr. Meredith Shedd-Driskel, Law Curator of our rare book collection. She recently attended the 52nd Annual Preconference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries held prior to the American Library Association’s annual conference.  Held in Baton Rouge, the theme of […]

Machu Picchu Revealed

Yesterday, July 24, 2011, marked the 100th anniversary of the announcement to the world of the existence of the 15th-century Incan city, Machu Picchu, by Hiram Bingham III (1875-1956). Not surprisingly, Machu Picchu has become a fascinating point of interest to tourists, students, archaeologists, anthropologists, and other scholars of the humanities (we know that at […]

World Digital Library and the Qatar Foundation

The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Division. I recently had the opportunity to meet three members of the Qatar Foundation, a partner organization of the World Digital Library (WDL).  The WDL is a collaborative digital library project that the Library of Congress is leading.  We are working […]