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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Sigmund Freud Papers

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

https://www.loc.gov/collections/sigmund-freud-papers/about-this-collection/

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

 

Universal Service Monitoring Report 2016

Categories: Education,Libraries/Museums,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0113/DOC-343025A1.pdf

Provides annual information on industry revenues, program funding requirements, and other data on four universal service programs of telecommunications support.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

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

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/publications/documents/community-catalyst-report-january-2017.pdf

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

 

Registry of U.S. Federal Scientific Collections

Categories: Environment,Libraries/Museums,Science/Technology

http://usfsc.grscicoll.org/

A comprehensive resource of information about scientific collections maintained by federal departments and agencies.  Covers collections of physical objects that have been gathered for scientific research.  From the Interagency Working Group on Scientific Collections and the Smithsonian Institution

 

Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyrights

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Govt Personnel,Libraries/Museums

https://www.research.net/r/RegisterOfCopyrightsNR

Survey form which offers members of public input on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by the person selected to be the next register of copyrights.  The survey will be available until 1/31/17.  From the Library of Congress

 

National Film Registry Reaches 700

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-16-209

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

 

Reform of the U.S. Copyright Office

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

https://judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Copyright-Reform.pdf

Proposal for reform of the Copyright Office including changing it into an independent entity within the legislative branch, making the head subject to Congressional approval, providing it with standing advisory committees, and upgrading its technology infrastructure.  Policy proposal from the House Judiciary Committee

 

Digest of Education Statistics 2015

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

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016014.pdf

The 51st edition of an annual compilation of education data including number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, graduates, finances, federal funding, libraries, and international comparisons.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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