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Fall 2021 Remote Metadata Interns

Posted by: Jennifer González

This month our fall 2021 remote metadata interns are finishing up their projects, and we must say goodbye as they head on to new adventures. But first, we want to introduce you to our wonderful cohort that has worked in the Digital Resources Division these last few months. These metadata interns have worked on projects …

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An Interview with Jonathan Donovan, Library Technician

Posted by: Kelly McKenna

Today’s interview is with Jonathan Donovan, a library technician in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to North Carolina for college. Since then, I’ve lived and worked in Delaware, Maryland, and the Philadelphia area. Growing up, my parents often took me to …

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Baseball Card Litigation: Fleer v. Topps

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

If you were not aware, the Library of Congress is the place for baseball cards.  Comprised of both donated collections and items deposited with the U.S. Copyright office, the Library’s collection is unparalleled (absent the elusive Honus Wagner card). You can view items from our collection in the Library’s Baseball Americana exhibition where cards are …

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Judicial Combat – Barbarous Relic or Timeless Litigation Strategy?

Posted by: Robert Brammer

This post is coauthored by Nathan Dorn, rare book curator, and Robert Brammer, senior legal information specialist. You are sure to hear “Objection!” shouted in the context of any legal drama. But what are they objecting to, and more importantly, on what basis? In modern jurisprudence, the rules of evidence are paramount to trying a case. Deciding whether evidence is …