The Nation's Library: The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

The Nation's Library: The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


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A newly up-dated and re-designed celebration and guide to the Library of Congress.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857596724
Publisher: Scala Publishers
Publication date: 05/16/2013
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword James H. Billington The Librarian of Congress 11

The Library of Congress: A Brief History 13

The Thomas Jefferson Building 31

View from the Street 39

The Great Hall 41

Second Floor Corridors and Galleries 46

The Visitors' Gallery 47

The Main Reading Room 49

The General Collections 49

African and Middle Eastern Division 51

American Folklife Center 55

Veterans History Project 56

Asian Division 56

European Division 59

Hispanic Division 61

Kislak Collection 62

Local History and Genealogy Division 63

Rare Book and Special Collection Division 66

The John Adams Building 69

Federal Research Division 73

Science, Technology, and Busines Division 74

The James Madison Memorial Building 77

Geography and Map Division 81

Law Library 83

Manuscript Division 86

Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division 90

Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation 95

Music Division/Performing Arts Reading Room 95

Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room/Serial and Government Publication Division 98

Prints and Photographs Division 100

Services to Congress and Libraries 107

Cataloging Distribution Service 107

Congressional Research Service 110

Federal Library and Information Center Committee 110

Preservation and Conservation 111

Public Programs and Services 115

Ask a Librarian 115

The Center for the Book 115

Children's Literature Center 117

Concerts, Broadcasts, and Film Showings 119

Duplication Services 122

Educational Outreach 123

Interpretive Programs 123

National Book Festival 125

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 125

Office of Communications 126

Office of Scholarly Programs 127

The John W. Kluge Center 128

Poetry and Literature Center 129

Publishing 130

The United States Copyright Office 132

Visitor Programming and Services 134

Young Readers Center 135

Preserving the Past, Informing the Future: The Library of Congress in the Digital Age 139

Creating Partnerships Around the World 139

World Digital Library 140

National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) 141

Digitizing Content for the Web 142

Online Photo Sharing 142

Using Technology to Connect to the Community 143

Digital Communication Tools 144

The Library of Congress Experience 144


Appendix I Using the Library of Congress 146

Appendix II Librarians of Congress 148

Appendix III Consultants in Poetry/Poets Laureate 151

Appendix IV Read More About the Library of Congress and its Collections 153

Information About Images 155

Index 157

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