Category Archives: Library of Congress

LOC Guides

The multidisciplinary reference specialists of The Digital Reference Section (DRS) at the Library of Congress create electronic guides and bibliographies to the Library’s digital resources.  Find a complete list of their online bibliographies, research guides, and finding aids here.

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THOMAS

Image via Wikipedia THOMAS, named for Thomas Jefferson, is the Library of Congress’ site for providing free legislative information to the public. Some of the best features and content are: Search/browse bills Track bill status Congressional speeches Congressional publications Law … Continue reading

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Mass Book Digitization Project

Image by Matti Mattila via Flickr Nearly 60,000 books prized by historians, writers and genealogists, many too old and fragile to be safely handled, have been digitally scanned as part of the first-ever mass book-digitization project of the U.S. Library … Continue reading

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Bagit

Image via Wikipedia The Library of Congress, in partnership with the California Digital Library and Stanford University, has developed a solution for successfully transferring digital content.  By creating  guidelines for creating and moving standardized digital containers, called “bags”, digital content … Continue reading

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Preserving Digital Culture

Image via Wikipedia Visit this site from the Library of Congress and at your own pace you can view a nicely done presentation on preserving digital culture.

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Scientific and Technical Info

Image via Wikipedia The Library of Congress has one of the largest and most diverse collections of scientific and technical information in the world. Such material makes up roughly one-fourth of its total book and journal collection. The Library’s Science, … Continue reading

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Primary Docs in American History

What library could possibly be a better resource for primary documents in American History than our own Library of Congress? 1763-1815 (The American Revolution and the New Nation) 1815-1860 (National Expansion and Reform) 1860-1877 (Civil War and Reconstruction)

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700 Terabytes and Counting

With over 700 terabytes of data the Library of Congress has only digitized about one percent of its constantly growing collection.  From digitizing the documents of President Lincoln to posting over 1.5 million pictures on the web and much more, … Continue reading

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