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A New Catalog in Town

Posted by: Matt Raymond

The following is a guest post by Donna Scanlon, Electronic Resources Coordinator in our Collections and Services Directorate.  (Donna used to contribute to “Inside Adams,” the blog of the Science, Technology and Business Division): If you have been in any of the Library of Congress reading rooms lately you may have had an opportunity to …

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Gateway to Knowledge Guest Post #2

Posted by: Matt Raymond

This is the second in a series of guest posts by Abigail Van Gelder, who with her husband, Josh, have set out across the country on the Library’s “Gateway to Knowledge” traveling exhibition.  The rolling exhibit launched Sept. 25 at the National Book Festival: As we roll down the road on our way to Winchester, …

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Gateway to Knowledge Guest Post #1

Posted by: Matt Raymond

The is the first in what will probably be a long series of guest posts from Abigail and Josh Van Gelder, who will be traveling the country with our Gateway to Knowledge exhibition-on-wheels.  This one comes from Abigail: It finally came time to pack up our suitcases and move into our traveling home; we’ve grown …

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Make Your National Book Festival Battle Plan

Posted by: Matt Raymond

We try to give book-lovers as much information as possible about the National Book Festival, in a useful way, on our website.  It might seem a little daunting, what with six author pavilions and numerous other attractions spread out across four city blocks on the National Mall and a sea of about 130,000 other people …

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‘Gateway to Knowledge’ Now Rolling Toward D.C.

Posted by: Matt Raymond

After a very long time in the planning stages, our “Gateway to Knowledge” traveling exhibition is finally becoming a reality. We were emailed a photo today (shown at right) that got everyone buzzing.  It’s the first picture I have seen of the actual truck, rather than a rendering.  (Don’t worry; I don’t think it was …

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Download Our iPhone App the QR Way

Posted by: Matt Raymond

As is the case with many technologies, especially the mobile variety, the Japanese have been ahead of the rest of us for a while on something that has only recently begun to catch fire everywhere else: “QR Codes.”  (QR=quick response.)  If you’re not familiar, they are 2D barcodes that represent strings of letters, numbers and …

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TONIGHT: Free ‘Hardcover Mysteries’ Tickets Going Fast

Posted by: Matt Raymond

Looking for something free and “thrilling” to do in the DC area this evening? There are still tickets left for our special “Hardcover Mysteries” program tonight at 7 p.m. in the Library’s Coolidge Auditorium.  The event features mystery authors David Baldacci, Sandra Brown and Kathy Reichs, who will discuss their writing careers, the inspirations for …