The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is kicking off 2022 with the much-awaited third season of â€œAmerica Works,â€ a podcast series celebrating the diversity, resilience and creativity of American workers in the face of economic uncertainty. The new season, launched today, features riveting stories from a teacher and workers at a circus, a meat plant, a vineyard, and a now-closed Boeing factory, among others.Â The eight-episode series, part of the American Folklife Centerâ€™s ongoing â€œOccupational Folklife Projectâ€, aims to introduce listeners to a diverse range of voices and perspectives within the changing American workforce. Each 10-minute episode includes workers whose narratives add to the wealth of our shared national experience. The first episode is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and atÂ loc.gov/podcasts.Â Subsequent episodes will be released each Thursday through March 10, 2022.Click here for more information.
Interested in learning more about whatâ€™s new in the Library of Congressâ€™ digital collections? Here's the latest update via The Signal blog, featuring a regular bulletin about new additions to publicly-available digital collections. We canâ€™t wait to show off all the hard work from our colleagues from across the LibraryRead on for a sample of whatâ€™s been added recently and some of our favorite highlights.
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As part of the celebrations for Hispanic Heritage Month, today the Library of Congress launched Season 2 of La Biblioteca podcast, a six-part series titledÂ Exploring Latinx Civil Rights in the United States, which zeros in on seminal civil rights cases and events.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress announced today its third release of records in its online catalog for free bulk download for research and discovery. The release supports the Libraryâ€™s effort to continuously expand open access to its vast collections.This MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging Records) release surpasses previous releases and adds more than 200,000 new records to the existing 25 million record database.Click here for more information.
Students, educators and learners of all ages are invited to interact with select items in the Libraryâ€™s collections with the launch of Speculative Annotation, the latest experiment from LC Labs.Â Created by artist andÂ 2021 Innovator in Residence Courtney McClellan, Speculative Annotation is an open-source dynamic web application and public art project.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress announced today that U.S. congressional records dating back to the days of printing presses and the telegraph are now easily accessible on mobile devices. With this latest update of Congress.gov â€” the official website for U.S. federal legislative information â€” the Library has transitioned over 33,000 bills and resolutions crafted by Congress between 1799 and 1873 (the 6thÂ to 42ndÂ U.S. Congresses) to a modern, user-friendly web format.The Libraryâ€™s â€œA Century of Lawmaking for a New Nationâ€ collection has been a premier source of historic legal documents since it was first published online in 1998, serving as an access point to the lawmaking of early America.Click here for more information.