Library of Congress

Q. for the next Librarian of Congress: What to do about the Internet Archive? Google Books’ scanning project? Appoint Archive’s Brewster Kahle as librarian?

By David Rothman
September 13, 2015 // 4 Comments

Here’s the basic TeleRead Take on the next Librarian of Congress. Most of all, we need someone with “a love of reading—including the e-book variety.” Mastery of tech policy would help as well. Now—one litmus test. What would be the candidates’ preliminary views on the Internet [...]

New copyright fees to go into effect May 1

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
April 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

I received an email from the Library of Congress last night informing me that copyright fees are going up May 1. The increase that caught my eye was the single work registration, which is going from $35 to $55. However, it looks like it won’t be affecting self-published authors. From the [...]

Morning Roundup — The Belabored Librarian

By Dan Eldridge
January 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

Libraries Can’t Buy Many of Amazon’s Ebook Hits (American Libraries) Don’t Burn Your Books—Print Is Here to Stay (Wall Street Journal) Library of Congress digs in to full archive of 170 billion tweets (CNET) Musician uses phony online dating profile to trick iPhone thief (NY [...]

Library of Congress still planning to archive all public Twitter posts

By Chris Meadows
July 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Last December I mentioned that the Library of Congress was planning to archive every tweet ever tweeted publicly for use in research and the edification of future generations. Lately there have been some rumors that the LoC was backing off from the project, but a recent post in the Nieman [...]

Disintermediating preservation

By Paul Biba
June 11, 2012 // 1 Comment

That’s the title of a very interesting article by Peter Brantley in Publishers Weekly.  He speaks about a problem that has never occured to me. Today, a growing number of authors publish books directly on their own website, via distributor/retailers such as Smashwords, or through direct [...]

Library of Congress to receive Twitter archives.

By Chris Meadows
December 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Library of Congress is where not just books but other documents deemed to have great historical significance are stored. And soon those documents will include an archive of every single public Twitter posting ever sent. Twitter and the Library of Congress have reached an agreement whereby an [...]

Watch C-SPAN’s documentary on the Library of Congress online

By Chris Walters
July 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

You forgot to record Monday night’s premiere of the new C-SPAN documentary on the Library of Congress, didn’t you? Well, you can watch it online for free at C-SPAN’s LOC minisite. The 90 minute film takes a holistic approach to its subject, covering everything from the [...]

Beyond the Book interviews Martha Anderson from Library of Congress

By Paul Biba
March 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

There is a new “Beyond the Book” podcast from Copyright Clearance Center in which CCC’s Chris Kenneally interviews Martha Anderson, director of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program for the Library of Congress, about at-risk digital content. Anderson takes [...]

Library of Congress puts Civil War portrait collection on Flickr

By Paul Biba
December 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Library of Congress has placed 700 Civil War portraits on Flickr, according to Research Buzz. They are available here. This collection is all from one place — the Liljenquist family — and includes the frames of the pictures as well as the ambrotype and tintype photographs themselves. Many [...]

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