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Library of Congress as the national library

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Library of Congress as the national library

potentials for service : a confidential report to the National Advisory Commission on Libraries.

by Library of Congress

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Published by LC in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Library of Congress,
    • National Libraries -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsUnited States. National Advisory Commission on Libraries.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ663 .L4515
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 69 leaves ;
      Number of Pages69
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4613162M
      LC Control Number77377047

      In was in March that Alan Lomax, then a young folklorist at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., brought Woody Guthrie into a recording studio at the Department of the Interior. What emerged from three days of sessions is one of the purest documents of Americana ever released.   Library of Congress (Photo by Stephen Walker) Calling all bookworms, casual readers and those looking to get more into reading: The 19th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival returns on Saturday, Aug. 31, from a.m. to 8 p.m.

      In , in conjunction with the launch of the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program, the Library brought together leading history and social studies K teachers and librarians to consider how archival on-line resources could best be used in the nation's schools.   ‎Video webcasts from the Library of Congress, posted prior to August, Also see "Webcasts from the Library of Congress II" for webcasts posted after August, /5(4).

        Since its establishment on Ap , the Library of Congress has grown to become the largest library in the world, with more than million items in its holdings. The library is well known for housing rare documents that shaped the history of the nation and the world. Here’s a look at 10 of the most fascinating pieces. The Pinellas Talking Book Library is part of a nationwide network of cooperating libraries serving people who have difficulty using or reading regular print. Books and magazines in audio formats and Braille, plus compatible playback equipment from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress.


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