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InRetrospect: October Blogging Edition

Posted by: Erin Allen

Here’s a sampling of some of the highlights in the Library’s blogosphere from October. Teaching with the Library of Congress Voting Rights for Women The Women’s Suffrage primary source set is featured. In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress Welcome to Our New Front Door: A Revamped Homepage The Law Library of Congress gets a …

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Stop the Presses!

Posted by: Erin Allen

With Election Day upon us and votes soon to be counted, the nation waits with bated breath to see who our next president will be. Here in D.C., crowds gather in local bars and pubs, as if it were Monday Night Football, to catch the news of which candidate won what state and taking bets …

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InRetrospect: September Blogging Edition

Posted by: Erin Allen

Here’s a roundup of some September selections in the Library blogosphere. In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog New Dance Collections in the Performing Arts Encyclopedia (PAE) Presentations on Bronislava Nijinska and the Ballet Russes de Serge Diaghilev are now featured in the PAE.  The Signal: Digital Preservation Yes, the Library of Congress Has Video Games: …

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A Book (Festival) With a Happy Ending

Posted by: Jennifer Gavin

The 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival closed up shop Sunday evening – leaving more than 200,000 delighted book-lovers thrilled to have heard from and met their favorite authors, stoked up with new titles to read, and exhilarated by two days of gorgeous fall weather there on the National Mall. One couple even got …

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Library in the News: August Recap Edition

Posted by: Erin Allen

There were ample headlines about the Library of Congress in August that really gave a flavor of the institution’s collections, people and mission. Leading the way was a great feature in Delta’s Sky Magazine on the Library’s use of technology to preserve the nation’s past and future. At a time when so many libraries are …

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In Retrospect: August Blogging Edition

Posted by: Erin Allen

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 …

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Curator’s Picks: Fab Five

Posted by: Erin Allen

The collections of the Library of Congress are vast and varied. And, what better way to get to know them but through our many wonderful curators. In this inaugural edition of “Curator’s Picks,” jazz curator Larry Appelbaum discusses a few prized items housed in the Music Division.   A hand-written letter from Leonard Bernstein to …

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Keep the Ball Rolling

Posted by: Erin Allen

(This is the first in a series of posts featuring presidential campaign items from the Library’s collections.) In Washington, there’s always a time and place to talk politics, even more so in an election year. Today we get televised speeches and conventions, commercials, celebrity endorsements and citizens proudly showcasing their candidate choice through stickers, buttons, …

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Let the Games Begin!

Posted by: Erin Allen

Tonight the 2012 Olympics in London kick off. The excitement has certainly been building all year as enthusiasts have followed the torch relay and participating athletes and teams. I can admit that the games probably appeal to me for a few other different reasons than purely anticipating all the awesome competition. First, my favorite band, …