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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Library of Congress

It has been a tiring week, trying to fit in study around Nicholas, who is 5 months old. The last time I did study, I was child-free and could affort the luxury of endless hours of reading and digesting. This time around I need to be a bit smarter about how I go about it.

A friend posted this link to Facebook, a documentary on the Library of Congress and I thought it an interesting given that we are exploring the meaning of the modern library.

"This program 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."

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