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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

Categories: History,Libraries/Museums,Presidency

https://www.loc.gov/collections/abraham-lincoln-papers/about-this-collection/

An online collection of more than 20,000 documents comprising 62,000 images as well as transcriptions of about 10,000 documents.  Represents an upgrade from the original collection placed online in 2001.  From the Library of Congress

 

Executive Summary: Updated Study and Additional Analysis of Study on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Educational Activities

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Education,Libraries/Museums,Treaties

http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/copyright/en/sccr_35/sccr_35_5.pdf

An international study which focuses on several copyright issues including provisions for the use of adaptations and translations for educational purposes, provisions that restrict the liability of educational institutions and those that limit the scope of contracts narrowing permitted educational activities, and more.  From the World Intellectual Property Organization

 

Expenditures on Admissions to the Arts, Movies, Sporting Events, and other Entertainment

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Athletics/Exercise,Libraries/Museums,Prices/Inflation,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/expenditures-on-arts-movies-sporting-events-and-other-entertainments-and-recreational-activities/pdf/expenditures-on-arts-movies-sporting-events-and-other-entertainments-and-recreational-activities.pdf

In 2015 Americans spent an average of $652 on fees and admissions for entertainment.  The figures do not include spending on out-of-town events because of inadequacies in the data.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Section 108 of Title 17: A Discussion Document of the Register of Copyrights

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

https://www.copyright.gov/policy/section108/discussion-document.pdf

Proposed language to update current copyright law which dates from 1976 and allows libraries and archives to reproduce and distribute without permission copyrighted works for purposes of preservation and research.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

Library of Congress Recommended Formats Statement 2017-2018

Categories: Libraries/Museums

http://www.loc.gov/preservation/resources/rfs/RFS%202017-2018.pdf

Identifies formats suitable for large-scale acquisition and preservation of creative materials in six large categories: Textual Works and Musical Compositions, Still Image Works, Audio Works, Moving Image Works, Software and Electronic Gaming/Learning, and Datasets/Databases.  From the Library of Congress

 

Alexander Hamilton Papers

Categories: Arts/Humanities,History,Libraries/Museums

http://loc.gov/collections/alexander-hamilton-papers/

The papers of Alexander Hamilton now available for the first time online in their original format.  Features a selection of the more than 12,000 items from Hamilton’s personal and public correspondence in the library’s collection.  From the Library of Congress

 

Institute of Museum and Library Services Funding Report by State FY 2011 – 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Libraries/Museums

https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/publications/documents/imlsfundingreportallstates.pdf

The first report to combine museum and library program funding by state.  Includes lists of recipient institutions, amounts of grants, and provides descriptions of activities funded.  From the Institute of Museum and Library Services

 

Webcomics Web Archive

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

https://www.loc.gov/collections/webcomics-web-archive/about-this-collection/

A collection focused specifically on comics created for the web. Includes mainstream comics artists and those who are not well-known.  From the Library of Congress

(arts/humanities     libraries/museums)

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