Top of page

Category: News

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

Media Habits of the Librarian of Congress

Posted by: Matt Raymond

Bill Powers of National Journal has debuted a neat, recurring feature about how ?leading figures in government, politics, and other spheres? get their information from the media. He chose Dr. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, as its first subject because he ?runs America?s first great information outlet.? From the article: I think daily newspapers are …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

The Rule of Law within Different Cultures and Religions

Posted by: Matt Raymond

(Matt’s note: The Law Library of Congress is using this space to do a couple of ‘guest posts,’ written by Andrew Weber. The following are his words.) In the three years that I have been working at the Law Library of Congress, I have learned that its mission is ‘to provide research and legal information …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

World Intellectual Property Day

Posted by: Matt Raymond

(Matt’s note: The Law Library of Congress is using this space to do a couple of ‘guest posts,’ written by Andrew Weber. The following are his words.) I was discussing with Dr. Bryan Bachner the other day about the presentation he gave on World Intellectual Property Day at a conference held by the Institute for …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

Navigating the Information Thicket

Posted by: Matt Raymond

Library Journal covered the third and final public meeting of the LOC-led Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control. The group?s charge is to: * Present findings on how bibliographic control and other descriptive practices can effectively support management of and access to library materials in the evolving information and technology environment * Recommend …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

Library in the News Blogs, 6/28/07

Posted by: Matt Raymond

Gadling, the major travel blog, yesterday linked to the June edition of LOC?s ?nifty? Wise Guide, in part because of its focus on summer vacations. Here?s a little bit about what the blog thinks of the Wise Guide: The website is spirited and fun in design ? who knew a .gov could be so engaging? …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

A Few Programming Notes

Posted by: Matt Raymond

The next several days are busy ones for the Library of Congress regarding our national television profile. First, the Library was featured prominently last night in the season premiere of ?History Detectives? on PBS. Our vast resources and preservation experts were a key to solving some of the mysteries behind a 1913 poster for a …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

Good Night, IRENE: Technology of Dreams

Posted by: Matt Raymond

IRENE does ?her? thing Everyone knows that ?a picture is worth a thousand words.? But did you know that it can also yield, oh, at least an hour or so of pleasant music? The Library of Congress?s Preservation Directorate and a number of partners are essentially ?inventing? a new preservation technology that could revolutionize efforts …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

Rep. Roskam Has Our Number

Posted by: Matt Raymond

The “Swamp” blog of the Chicago Tribune’s Washington, D.C., bureau reports on the favored tourist destinations of Rep. Peter Roskam: In keeping with Roskam’s fiscally conservative credentials (and, to be fair, the general spirit of tourist attractions in Washington), everything on the list is free to enter. Among the highlights, with Roskam’s commentary: No. 3, …