Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Library of Congress @ C-SPAN

Library of Congress Documentary
C-SPAN: July 18

This documentary looks behind the scenes at the Library of Congress, allowing viewers to learn the history of the institution as they tour the library’s iconic Jefferson Building and see some of the treasures found in its collections of rare books, photos, and maps. It will also feature a look at some of the presidential papers housed there, ranging from George Washington through Calvin Coolidge. Viewers will learn how the library uses technology to preserve its holdings and expand public access to them. It will also show how technology is helping to uncover new information about some of the items in its collections.

Watch the documentary: complete version 01:31:00

On these walls: inscriptions & quotations in the Library of Congress
John Young Cole – LOC & Scala Publishers – 2008
027.573 COLE

Check It Out @ Burbank Public Library

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