Library of Congress

Library of Congress accepts 40-year-old student film from Temple University

In December, the Library of Congress accepted 25 films into its National Film Registry, including blockbuster movies “Titanic,” “Superman,” and “Die …

Libraries

‘No more hiding’: NC congressman wants to out colleagues with sexual harassment settlements

A North Carolina congressman joined a legislative effort on Thursday that he said would hold members of Congress “personally responsible for their …

Government

Closed Doors or Open Access?: Envisioning the Future of the United States Copyright Office | Commons Knowledge - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Copyright Librarian Sara Benson<p><i>It’s Copyright Week! For today’s theme of “transparency”, Copyright Librarian Sara Benson discusses her thoughts on</i> …

Libraries

The Wilmington Coup of 1898, Part 1

Resistance to post-Civil War reconstruction efforts, hotly contested elections, political corruption, and open racism all led to a climate of unrest …

North Carolina

Scientists identify what may have wiped out Mexico 500 years ago in mystery epidemic

From 1545 to 1548, a mysterious disease killed about 80% of the population of Mexico. It was one of the worst epidemics in human history, felling an …

Anthropology

How to organize your PlayStation 4 game library and make custom folders

Between physical game installs, all those digital games you’ve picked up on sweet deals, and a steady stream of PlayStation Plus freebies, your …

PlayStation Plus

The Presidential Portraits That Went Up in Flames in 1851

When fire ravaged the Library of Congress in 1851, the cultural casualties included portraits of America’s first three presidents—Washington, Adams …

Libraries

US poet laureate starts rural reading tour in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. poet laureate has embarked on the first of several trips to bring her poetry to rural pockets of the country where she says book festivals rarely take her.<p>A tour of New Mexico marks Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy K. Smith's first trip as part of a pilot project she's …

Pulitzer Prize

Long-Hidden Text Is Uncovered in Alexander Hamilton Letter

By Julie Miller<p>In the mid-19th century John Church Hamilton, a son of Alexander and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, published an edition of his father’s …

History

The Rise and Fall of America's Middle Class

From Other Words<p>- Advertisement -<p><b>The middle class was built by movements -- and can be rebuilt by movements.</b><p>Middle Class decline.<br>(Image by YouTube, …

Social Justice

Trump re-nominates Manchester for Bahamas appointment

President Donald Trump has re-nominated San Diego hotelier Doug Manchester for U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas, moving forward the nomination, which …

San Diego

WNDB Announces the Winners of the 2018 Walter Awards

The​ ​Walter​ ​Awards​ ​Ceremony​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​​Friday,​ ​March​ ​16,​ ​2018,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​James​ ​Madison Memorial​ ​Building​ ​of​ ​the​ …

Libraries

The Potomac River has a history of disastrous ice floes during a rapid thaw

“Get in your cars and leave this area at once or you will be underwater soon.”<p>It was a voice blasting from a police bullhorn near Roosevelt Island. A helicopter flew over the island broadcasting from a loudspeaker: “Get out of here now. This is the police. Get in your cars and leave the area at …

Climate Change

Library of Congress Colors

The Library of Congress has thousands of digitized images online. What are the color clusters in each image, within particular collections?<p><b>Click on a</b> …

Libraries

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Master of Library Science

The MLS focuses on the evaluation, preservation, collection, organization, and access to documents and data (‘information’), and it has a strong …

Education

Macy’s is closing its historic downtown Miami location

Let’s walk down memory lane<p>Sad news today for Miami shoppers and history buffs: Macy’s is closing stores across the country and its flagship downtown Miami store was not spared. That’s the Macy’s located in the historic Burden’s building, which was once a home-grown Florida department store …

Macy's

Historical photos of unparalleled polar vortex outbreaks in D.C.

The first big winter storm of the season is blasting up the East Coast this week. Although the snow may be relatively light (this is no Snowzilla 2016), the shot of cold air coming behind the storm will be enough to chill you to the bone.<p>The air has its origins in northern Canada. It’s racing south …

Weather

The Year in Review 2017

The end of the year is the perfect time to see what some of our most popular articles and look back at the biggest stories and highlights of the last …

Libraries

The Library of Congress is about to stop archiving every public tweet

For the past six years, the Library of Congress has been collecting every single tweet that's been published on Twitter. Celebrity feuds, political campaigns and mundane "here's what I had for lunch" tweets have all been scrupulously archived. But now, the Library of Congress says it'll stop trying …

Entrepreneurship

Composer John Williams to Write Theme for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

“John Powell is going to write the score, which he’ll do brilliantly,” says the Oscar winner<p>Veteran composer John Williams is set to write the theme …

Star Wars

Recode Daily: What it’s like to do ‘the worst job in technology’

Plus, it’s judgment day for Uber and SoftBank, big tech is coming for your health care, and are we witnessing the end of lunch?<p><b>It’s judgment day at Uber:</b> After seemingly endless drama, we’ll see if Japanese investor SoftBank finally acquires a multibillion-dollar ownership stake in the world’s most …

Recode

The Library of Congress has archived every public tweet for 12 years — and that’s changing in 2018

The Library of Congress is getting burned out on the massive volume of public tweets it has been archiving, and starting in the new year next week, …

Law

From 'The Tapes of Wrath' to 'Poll Tide'

The year in politics, as told by the subject lines from The Atlantic’s Politics & Policy Daily.<p><i>Every December,</i> The Atlantic <i>looks back on the previous year—to highlight not just the big moments, but the progression of big ideas. Below, the third of four installments from our coverage of politics</i> …

Politics

The Surprising Reason the Library of Congress Will Stop Saving Your Tweets This Month

Twitter is getting the ax from Congress. The Library of Congress that is.<p>Did you know you are in the Library of Congress (LOC)? Well, if you have a Twitter account and use it. Since 2010, the most famous archival institution in America started saving every public tweet in a database--everything …

Libraries

Scrappy-Doo Found Dead in Miami, Explained

The United States Library of Congress delivered a horrible blow to internet users worldwide this week when it announced that it was ending a program …

Krispy Kreme

The Library of Congress No Longer Wants All the Tweets

Hurry, you have just a few more days to ensure a spot for your tweets in the collections of the Library of Congress.<p>After archiving every single public message posted on Twitter since the social media platform was introduced in March 2006, the institution will soon scale back its approach to …

U.S. Politics

Library of Congress says it will no longer archive every public tweet

From casual tweeters to the White House's tweeter-in-chief, the Library of Congress has digitally stored every public post shared on Twitter since the social media platform's inception in 2006.<p>But starting Jan. 1, the nation's oldest federal cultural institution will change its policy from …

World News

Even the Library Of Congress is sick of reading your stupid tweets

Seven years ago, the Library Of Congress announced that it had begun to archive every single public tweet, believing that the collection would have …

Offbeat News

The US Library of Congress has decided not every tweet is worth saving after all

There was a time when the biggest library in the United States considered every tweet worth preserving. This year it changed its mind.<p>On Tuesday (Dec. 26), the Library of Congress (LOC) released an update (pdf) on its plan to archive all public tweets since Twitter’s founding in 2006. Beginning …

Libraries