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In Retrospect: August Blogging Edition

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The Library of Congress blogosphere in August was full of great posts from our many expert curators and staff. Here is just a sampling:

  • In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog

The Musical Worlds of Victor Hebert

On Aug. 16, the Library opened a new exhibition on composer Victor Herbert.

  • The Signal: Digital Preservation

Digital Preservation Depicted in (Weirdly) Varied Images

Digital preservation is viewed through the lens of popular culture.

  • Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

Child Labor Photos – What Do Children See?

Photos from the Library’s National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) get a little youthful input from the children of curator Barbara Orbach Natanson.

From the Catbird Seat: Poetry & Literature at the Library of Congress

What It Means to Be Here

Rob Casper, director of the Library’s Poetry and Literature Center, talks about the legacy of the Poetry Office.

Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business

An Early History of Life Insurance

2012 Junior Fellow Alec Torte gives a history of the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company.

In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress

Legal Pirates, Treasure and Murder:  A Tale from the South Seas

Kelly Buchanan, chief of the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Division I, discusses the legal angles of a sunken ship and its treasure from 1806.

Teaching with the Library of Congress

Ten Tips to Start the Year with Primary Sources

Here are some ideas from teachers and librarians for ways to use the Library’s primary sources in the classroom.

Copyright Matters: Digitization and Public Access

Current Copyright Search Capability: Tell Us What You Think

Who wants to know? Copyright wants to know what users like and don’t like about their existing online search functionality for copyright records.



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