Posts Tagged: Library of Congress

Swinging Modern Sounds #81: On Cultural Preservation

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The Lost Boys had their moment in the media, but these people, these survivors, not boys at all and not lost now either, are still here, living lives, growing and changing and thinking and reflecting. ...more

Our New Librarian-in-Chief’s Favorite Children’s Book

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Last week, Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress, making her the first woman and the first African-American in the position. Hayden talked with Jeffrey Brown of PBS Newshour about the challenges of her new position, and her favorite children’s book, Bright April by Marguerite de Angeli, a story about a young girl who experiences racial discrimination.

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The Popular Vote

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The Library of Congress recently polled American citizens to find out what books had the most profound effect on them. Among the 17,000-plus survey respondents, popular answers were books like Frank Herbert’s Dune, Stephen King’s The Stand, and The Cat in the Hat by Dr.

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Fugazi Meets the Library of Congress

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Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye gave a talk at the Washington D.C. Library of Congress about digital archiving and the need to educate creators. The landscape of archiving one’s work has dramatically changed in recent decades as everything can be instantly loaded (and saved for eternity) to the web:

I think that people are constantly thinking about capturing things that they’re not actually present for the moment they’re trying to capture….We have to realize there’s a level of documentation that’s just chatter, it’s noise, and beyond that, people who are truly documenting are going to have to find a way to puncture that.”

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