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View Resource American Treasures of the Library of Congress

To celebrate the treasures in its over 110 million item collection, the Library of Congress simultaneously opened an ongoing exhibition and this website on May 1. The site is divided into three parts: memory (history), reason (philosophy), and imagination (fine arts). At present there are 61 treasures, including the items found in President Lincoln's pocket after his assassination, Alexander...

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/
View Resource The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress new World Wide Web server, the first step in the Library's Electronic Digital Library project. The first collections include approximately 4000 prints and photographs from the American Memory project, and Country Studies from the Federal Research Division. All collections are searchable through an advanced text retrieval system. Also available is an Online Exhibits Program...

https://www.loc.gov/
View Resource Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division's First 100 Years

Words and Deeds "celebrat[es] the Library of Congress Manuscript Division's first 100 years" by providing 92 manuscript documents in ten subject areas at this time, from the 15th century to 1965. Included are Washington's First Inaugural Address, Morse's sketch of a telegraph, the Compromise of 1850 speeches of Calhoun and Webster, Bell's sketch of a telephone, and Frost's "Dedication," at the...

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/mcchtml/corhome.html
View Resource LC21: A Digital Strategy For the Library of Congress

This report, commissioned by the National Research Council and made available by the National Academy Press (last mentioned in the February 6, 1999 Scout Report) takes a hard look at the impact of digital information on the Library of Congress's traditional mission (and by implication, the mission of all US libraries) to collect, preserve, and make accessible the intellectual work of the American...

https://www.nap.edu/read/9940/chapter/1
View Resource The Library of Congress Recorded Sound Reference Center

The Library of Congress has an online catalog that allows access to the records of the largest publicly available audio collection in the world. SONIC contains approximately 350,000 entries, representing over 25 percent of the Library's sound recording holdings. SONIC offers information to the public for the first time about a number of collections. These include over 100,000 45 rpm discs, 82,000...

http://www.loc.gov/rr/record/
View Resource World Treasures of the Library of Congress: Beginnings

Though small compared to most LOC online exhibitions, this site showcases some truly wonderful objects from the Library's outstanding international collections. The site is a companion to the physical installation, an ongoing exhibit that starts with "'Beginnings,' an exploration of how world cultures have dealt with the creation of the universe and explained the heavens and the earth." The site...

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/world/
View Resource Bibliographic Control of Web Resources: A Library of Congress Action Plan

The Library of Congress is seeking input for the next two weeks on this draft of their action plan. The plan grows out of last November's conference, Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium: Confronting the Challenge of Networked Resources and the Web, and also takes into account LC21: A Digital Strategy for the Library of Congress, the National Academy of Sciences report commissioned by the...

http://www.loc.gov/catdir/bibcontrol/draftplan.html
View Resource The Collaborative Digital Reference Service

The CDRS provides professional "library to library" reference service to researchers any time, anywhere, through an international network of libraries and related institutions. Cooperative Partners include the Library of Congress, OCLC, Reference and Users Services Association of the American Libraries Association, Library Systems and Services (LSSI), and Virtual Reference Desk (VRD) with over 100...

http://www.loc.gov/rr/digiref/
View Resource International Resources from the Library of Congress

This site acts as a gateway to a number of Library of Congress (LOC) international resources. The site is divided into five main sections. The Portals to the World section offers links to sites selected by LOC subject specialists arranged by country. Currently there are 46 countries featured, though the project plans to offer resources for all nations when completed. Special International Guides,...

http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/
View Resource The LOC.gov Wise Guide

The federal government and the Library of Congress, in particular, maintain and develop hundreds of Web sites. For the user, navigating this online labyrinth can be rather daunting. Thankfully, the Library of Congress has partnered with the Ad Council to create the "Wise Guide," which is refreshed monthly (much like a magazine or periodical), and offers links to "the best of the Library's online...

http://www.loc.gov/wiseguide/dec11/
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