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Library of Congress, Digital Public Library of America To Form New Collaboration

“The Library of Congress today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Digital Public Library of America to become a “content hub partner” and will ultimately share a significant portion of its rich digital resources with DPLA’s database of digital content records.” (via Library of Congress)

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GPO & LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BEGIN DIGITAL RELEASE OF ALL CONGRESSIONAL RECORDS

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the Library of Congress (LC) to release the digital bound Congressional Records from 1991-1998 on GPO’s govinfo. This release covers debates of the 102nd thru 105th Congresses.” (via GPO)

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National Recording Registry Recognizes “Mack the Knife,” Motown and Mahler

“Two cuts at Kurt Weill’s “Mack the Knife”—by Louis Armstrong and Bobby Darin—will join Billy Joel’s single “Piano Man,” Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” the Supremes’ “Where Did Our Love Go,” a recording of the fourth quarter of Wilt Chamberlain’s historic 100-point game and a poignant capture of Mahler’s ninth symphony among the recordings recently selected for induction into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry. Acting Librarian of Congress David S. Mao today named 25 new sound recordings to the registry that have been recognized for their cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society and the nation’s aural legacy.” (via Library of Congress)

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The Rosa Parks Collection is Now Online

“The Rosa Parks Collection at the Library of Congress has been digitized and is now online. The collection, which contains approximately 7,500 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs, is on loan to the Library for 10 years from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The Library received the materials in late 2014, formally opened them to researchers in the Library’s reading rooms in February 2015 and now has digitized them for optimal access by the public.” (via LOC)

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OBAMA NOMINATES CARLA HAYDEN AS LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS

“President Barack Obama has nominated the longtime head of Baltimore’s library system as the next Librarian of Congress.Carla Hayden would be the 14th Librarian of Congress in the institution’s 214-year history and the first woman and the first African-American to hold the position.” (via Associated Press)

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