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A Little Refreshing at the Library

Posted by: Matt Raymond

As part of our new Library of Congress Experience, the Library has been updating a lot of our materials and signage around our Capitol Hill complex. If our renovation in 1997 was a facelift for the Thomas Jefferson Building, then maybe we’ll call this a touch of Botox. Some of the most noticeable changes include …

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Time To Celebrate!

Posted by: Matt Raymond

If you haven’t seen, we have just released details of our April 12 public festivities launching the wonderful, new Library of Congress Experience. You can read all about it here and, as always, keep up to date on all aspects of the Experience here.

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"Ad"ded Value for the Library

Posted by: Matt Raymond

In the PR biz, there is what is known as “earned” media — the kind where you work the phones and email in order to interest a reporter into covering your story. And then there is paid media, which, of course, are generally in the form of advertisements. Every once in a while, however, the …

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Flickr Webcast Goes Online

Posted by: Matt Raymond

Knowing there is great reader interest in the “Flickr project,” I wanted to let everyone know that a webcast from a couple of months ago detailing the evolution and initial successes of the program, featuring our own staff along with George Oates of Flickr, is now online here. It’s pretty interesting stuff, and I’ve never …

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Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

Posted by: Matt Raymond

Did you know that the Library of Congress has some of the best baseball-related collections you can see anywhere, perhaps outside of Cooperstown itself? It’s true: The nation’s library is home to quite a trove of memorabilia about the national pastime. To help celebrate the opening of the new Nationals Park in just a few …

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More Photos in Flickr

Posted by: Matt Raymond

Our friend and former colleague, Justin Thorp, scooped us a bit on the fact that we have added some additional photos to our Flickr account. (See our previous posts here and here.) Which suits me just fine; we love all Library fans! It is true, under cover of night (OK, maybe not night, exactly), we …

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Knowledge at Your Fingertips

Posted by: Matt Raymond

There is a big sign in an office on the sixth floor of the Madison Building that has been counting down the weeks until we open our new, interactive Library of Congress Experience. (We used to call it the New Visitors Experience, but it’s better to leverage the name people know, right?) Until recently it …

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Still Time To Become a Treasure-Hunter!

Posted by: Matt Raymond

The deadline to apply to become a Junior Fellow this summer at the Library is fast approaching (March 31, 2008).  So there’s still time to get your application in! This program, supported by the Library’s James Madison Council,  is among my most favorite about which to talk with the media and the public.  Every summer …

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More Facts Behind the NT2 Fiction

Posted by: Matt Raymond

By now, millions have seen the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building on-screen in “National Treasure: Book of Secrets.” But most of them probably don’t know that the Library was represented in the movie in some even more subtle but no less important ways. For instance, when the filmmakers sought to portray the forensic techniques behind the …