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Rare Books, a Tiger, and Pecan Pie

Posted by: Kurt Carroll

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 …

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Machu Picchu Revealed

Posted by: Francisco Macías

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 …

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World Digital Library and the Qatar Foundation

Posted by: Andrew Weber

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 …

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Hacker’s Law – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Bacilio Mendez II, an intern in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. Computer hacking has been in the news a bit of late and we here at the Law Library of Congress thought that we would turn this confusing moment in the societal consciousness …

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We’re Here to Serve

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Megan Lulofs, who works as a contractor from CGI in our Collection Services Division, and as an independent consultant in our Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. Just last week I started answering questions from our Ask A Librarian service–and I love it. I’ve been looking forward …

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Are Vacations Harmful? – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Christine Sellers

The following is a guest post by Bacilio Mendez II, an intern in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. For many Americans, summer means family barbecues and baseball, but there are those among us who dread this warmest of seasons for one reason in particular – flying. After the fireworks and …

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One Child Policy? Definitely not in Israel

Posted by: Ruth Levush

One of the greatest advantages of working at the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center is the ability to interact with experts in foreign law from around the globe and learn from their legal experience. Having visited China ten years ago, and having appreciation for the long and impressive history of that country, I particularly …

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Monticello – The Home of Independence Day

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Bacilio Mendez II, an intern in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. What do Madeleine Albright, Diane von Fürstenberg, Elaine Chao, and Pamela Anderson have in common? … No clue? … I’ll give you a hint, it’s the same thing that Albert Einstein, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Cary Grant, …