Corsican Language & Expressive Culture
Since the mid-20th century, a variety of social, economic and political factors have affected the cultural practices and conceptions of identity on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Linguistic anthropologist Alexandra Jaffe discusses the Corsican language and Corsican expressive culture. She addresses both the island's shift towards the French language and the Corsican language revitalization movement that began in the early 1970s. Drawing on ethnographic...
The Roman Totenberg Legacy
A discussion marking the acquisition by the Library of Congress of the Roman Totenberg Papers. Totenberg was a distinguished violinist and pedagogue that taught at the Longy School of Music and Boston University.
Totenberg, Jill - Vogler, Jan - Wang, Mira - Dyer, Richard - Totenberg, Nina - Totenberg, Amy
The Autobiography of an African Princess
Vivian Seton spoke about the publication of her mother's memoirs. Born to an African king in colonial Sierra Leone at the beginning of the 20th century, Princess Fatima Massaquoi lived an extraordinary life that encapsulated the contradictions, upheavals and unprecedented opportunities of her time. Beginning with her lovingly recounted memories of growing up in Liberia, it follows her to Hamburg, Germany, where she pursued...
Catching Glimpses of the Future of Libraries through Library User Studies
Since 2003, the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries have been applying anthropological and ethnographic methods to the study of library users. Studies of the work practices of faculty and students have led to significant improvement in the Libraries' services, web presence and facilities. This presentation includes examples of the anthropology-based methods used to study users, some of the major findings, and how libraries...
Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) Update - February 1, 2015
The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is a major community challenge to provide an alternative to the deeply embedded MARC formats that will be more compatible with the Internet and linked data environment, and that offers new opportunities to leverage information. This update at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in Chicago, Ill., shares information on current developments as work continues on this...
Trail, Nate - McCallum, Sally Hart - Frank, Paul - Miller, Eric - Schreur, Phil E. - Fons, Ted - Wiggins, Beacher J.E.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
videorecording | videorecording ; 3 min | Forms part of the Baseball Americana Symposium (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).
Library of Congress - Taylor, David - Alstrom, Ed
Fostering the Transatlantic Dialogue on Digital Heritage & EU Research Infrastructure
This program features advances in European Union (EU) framework initiatives for digital infrastructures that preserve and provide access to heritage data. The event covered the current landscape of EU research infrastructures in heritage science, centering on the beginning of the Horizon2020 framework program, with a special focus on research infrastructures for digital heritage. Challenges and successes associated with the development and use of digital...
[All-American news--excerpts. 1945-05]
All American news 7 | All American news VII
All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, and to reflect an African-American perspective on world and national events. Highlights of this issue include a segment about Evelyn Boyd who wins a scholarship, Dr. J. Price McCain who raises...
Barnett, Claude - All American News, Inc - Alexander, William D. - Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.)
Dramatized incidents show various phases of life in the United States: the use of the centralized traffic control to direct the passing of two trains on a single track; the use of modern transit systems in the mass transportation of people; the enjoyment of fishing as a sport; the quiz program; modern applications of the principle of jet propulsion.
Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) - General Electric Company
DPLAfest 2016: Authorship in the Digital Age
A session from DPLAfest 2016 dedicated to the state of writing in the digital age. What does it mean to write a book, digital or print or both? What new technologies and processes are re-defining the role of the author? Panelists will touch upon these questions and more during this exciting discussion between three prominent contemporary authors.
Heffernan, Virginia - Sloan, Robin - Burnes, Sarah - Mod, Craig
Orphan Works 2: Defining a Good-Faith "Reasonably Diligent Search" Standard
In its 2006 Report, the Copyright Office recommended that Congress amend the Copyright Act to limit the remedies available against good faith users of orphan works after the user performed a generally "reasonably diligent search" to locate the owner of that work. The 2008 bills set forth certain baseline requirements such as searching the Office's online records, and would have required users to consult...
International Literature: Ko Un
Korean poet Ko Un read his work in Korean, following by English translation by Brother Anthony. Afterwards, Frank Stewart moderated a discussion of the work.
Brother Anthony - Un, Ko - Stewart, Frank
Africa Access Author Talk: A.G. Ford
A.G. Ford presented an art program to fourth and fifth grade students in the Young Readers Center as part of a program sponsored by the Children's Africana Book Awards competition (CABA) and the Africa Access organization.