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A Look into America's Library: A Digital Collection about the Library of Congress

A Look into America's Library: A Digital Collection about the Library of Congress includes resources to highlight the history and cultural influence of the Library of Congress. The collection encompasses photos of the James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams building throughout time. The photos tell the story of the LOC from an architectural standpoint and presents the users the evolution of the buildings that are known today. As the buildings and collections grew, a librarian was always in charge of the cultural and historical collection. For that, biographies of the librarians who served at the Library of Congress are included. These biographies bring attention to the users the stories of the rich history that is highlighted by the librarians who have had the prestigious honor of being the Librarian of the Library of Congress. The history of the LOC showcases that the library is much more than just a repository for books. Throughout the digital library, users can view how the buildings of the LOC have changed over time and the overall beauty it possesses. Furthermore, from books to audio files, the LOC has a story for anything and anyone that wants to learn.

 

 

 

In addition to photos, the History of the Library of Congress also has videos from the LOC, audio files, newspaper articles, videos, and floor plans to help give users the holistic understanding that the LOC is more than just books, but rather a repository of history of all kinds.

 

 

The digital library includes:

Photos of the James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams buildings

Biographies of the previous librarians.

Floor plans of the different buildings.

Videos and audio from the Library of Congress.

Lastly, encompassing images that capture the rich historical influence that Library of Congress has made. 

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