Group Ranks Library’s Web Site No. 8

The Brookings Institution this week rated 61 federal Web sites based on 18 criteria such as publications, databases, audiovisual material, disability access, personalization, and privacy and security policies.  This blog’s mother ship,, ranked No. 8.  The full PDF report is here.  (Congrats to our friends at!) We’re constantly working to enhance our Web […]

Political Conventions Throughout History

As Americans settle in to watch the two major party nominating conventions this week and next, have you ever wondered what political conventions were like before the days of the Web, television, or even the telegraph? The Humanities and Social Sciences division at the Library of Congress has provided timely summaries of the Democratic and […]