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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Copyright Office Redesign

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations

Newly redesigned site now includes section entitled “History and Education” with a History of Copyright Law, and past publications.  From the Library of Congress


Sigmund Freud Papers

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums,Mental Health,Sex Issues

A digitized collection of more than 20,000 items, including the personal papers of Freud.  From the Library of Congress


Strengthening Networks, Sparking Change: Museums and Libraries as Community Catalysts

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

A handbook for libraries and museums on how to partner with community-based organizations, government agencies, and other cultural and educational organizations to promote improved community wellbeing.  From the Institute of Museum and Library Services


National Film Registry Reaches 700

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

Press release which announces the 25 films which are 2016 additions to the National Film Registry.  This year’s list includes Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, silent films, animation, shorts, independent, and experimental pictures.  Examples include Blackboard Jungle,  The Birds, Lion King, Lost Horizon, Princess Bride, and Thelma and Louise.  From the Library of Congress


Doctorate Recipients From U.S. Colleges and Universities: Data Tables 2015

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

Offers a series of 72 data tables on institutions, recipients, fields of study, sources of financial support, and post-graduate commitments.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology

Presents the results of a national study on current conditions for artists and the trends affecting their ability to create work and contribute to their communities.  Major factors include the increasing importance of technology, income inequities and the “gig” economy, and the tendency of the arts ecosystem to privilege a narrow band of aesthetic approaches.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Arts Data Profile #11: August 2016: State-Level Estimates of Arts Participation Patterns (2012-2015)

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

Shows for each state the share of adults who attend performing arts events, read literature, or engage in other arts-related activities.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Arts Data Profile #10: August 2016: Results From the Annual Arts Basic Survey

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

A short form version of the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, which is conducted approximately every five years, this survey shows trends in the share of U.S. adults who attend performing arts events, read literature or engage in other arts-related activities.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


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