I really need to get back to my client work this morning, but something else has captured my interest. It’s a 91 minute documentary about the Library of Congress by C-SPAN. I assume it must have been broadcast on C-SPAN but I have missed it.
“The Library of Congress, is a behind-the-scenes look at the national repository, providing the history of the institution, a tour of its iconic Jefferson Building, and glimpses of some of the library’s rare book, photo, and map collections. The film also featured some of the presidential papers housed at the Library of Congress, ranging from George Washington through Calvin Coolidge. Viewers learned how the library uses technology to preserve its holdings and expand public access to them, as well as how technology is helping to uncover new information about some of the items in its collections.”
The images, the history (of the library and the country), the statistics, and all the rest are enlightening. It’s been a long time since I researched or visited the LOC and now I am itching to go back.
Is it worth your 91 minutes? I am not finished yet, but am enthralled by it. Click here to view it.
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