The Library of Congress on Internet2: Open for Business!
Time 04/25/06 03:00PM-04:00PM
At this, the advent of the Library of Congress' participation in the Internet2 community, we would like to introduce ourselves and invite members to consider ways in which we can contribute to their programs and to the community at large.
Even though the Library has 530 miles of bookshelves, the majority of its 130 million items are non-book materials, including photographs and other graphic materials, sound recordings, films, maps, manuscripts, music items, and ephemera. They are in over 460 languages, ranging in date from 2040 B.C. to the present. The energy and dedication of its knowledgeable staff transform the institution into a vital, living center for learning, performance, and discovery. Concerts, performances, seminars, exhibitions, digital initiatives, institutional collaborations, and learning opportunities exist for young and old, scholar and lifelong learner.
This presentation will first describe the many functions of the Library, then demonstrate its holdings and the activities it sponsors. Next, it will highlight our current outreach programs, especially those that incorporate videoconferencing on our web site (www.loc.gov). Finally, to initiate a dialog with Internet2 members, we will describe guidelines to consider when planning future collaboration opportunities.
Speaker Judith Graves Library of Congress
Speaker Elizabeth Ridgway Library of Congress
Speaker Kevin Novak Library of Congress
Secondary tracks Teaching and Learning, K20