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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Martin Van Buren Papers, 1787-1910

Categories: History,Libraries/Museums,Presidency

https://www.loc.gov/collections/martin-van-buren-papers/

Contains more than 6,000 items with most material relating to his service as a U.S. senator from New York, secretary of state and vice-president in the Jackson Administration, and his own presidency (1837-1841).  From the Library of Congress

 

Senate Confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Women

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2016/16-110.html

Press release on the confirmation of Hayden as Librarian of Congress for a renewable 10 year term.  Previously the post was a lifetime appointment.  She is the first woman and the first African American to serve as the library head.  (Roll call vote on the nomination of Hayden, 74-18-8)  From the Library of Congress

 

Section 108: Draft Revision of the Library and Archives Exceptions in U.S. Copyright Law

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-13426.pdf

As part of the current copyright review process in Congress, this notice invites interested parties to propose/discuss potential revisions relating to library and archives exceptions to current copyright law.  Cites, as possible topics, provisions concerning copies for users, security measures, public access, and third-party outsourcing.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

Mandatory Deposit of Electronic Books and Sound Recordings Available Only Online

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-17/pdf/2016-11613.pdf

Seeks comments on expanding 6 year old interim rule about mandatory deposit of electronic works not available in a physical format.  The intent is to expand mandatory deposit to ebooks and sound recordings.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

Library of Congress to Cancel the Subject Heading “Illegal Aliens”

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Libraries/Museums

https://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/illegal-aliens-decision.pdf

Explains the reasons that the Library of Congress had decided to cancel a subject heading and replace it with the heading “Noncitizens.”  The proposed change provoked a letter of complaint from several Republican members of Congress. From the Library of Congress

 

Learning Resources Database

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education,Health/Medical,Libraries/Museums

https://learn.nlm.nih.gov/

Search for educational resources at the National Library of Medicine in a single site.  The new resource covers videos, tutorials,  and handouts on such products as PubMed, Clinical Trials.gov, Unified Medical Language System and more.  From the National Library of Medicine

 

Digest of Education Statistics, 2014

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016006.pdf

The major annual compilation of statistics on education including all levels of education, federal funding, education outcomes, international comparisons, libraries, and technology.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

(education     education, higher     headlines     libraries/museums     statistics)

 

Librarian of Congress Nominee Carla Hayden Confirmation Hearing

Categories: Libraries/Museums

http://www.c-span.org/video/?408358-1/librarian-congress-nominee-carla-hayden-confirmation-hearing

Video of the Hayden confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.  From C-Span

 

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