On this week’s Women of Washington, Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm talk to Laura Campbell, former associate librarian and CIO at the Library of Congress, about digitizing the library’s materials.
Michael Nelson talks about a Bloomberg Government study on the issues surrounding big data. Anthony Robbins of Brocade Communication discusses IT reform. Fedlink Executive Director Blane Dessy discusses how expanding his program will help cut government costs. Alex Bolton of The Hill newspaper fills us in on Congress’ plans to solve the debt ceiling crisis.
Gadi Dechter of the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Diana Furchgott-Roth of the Manhattan Institute discuss the next four years under an Obama or Romney administration. David Mao, a law librarian at the Library of Congress, talks about the library’s new Congress.gov website.
Sunlight Foundation Policy Counsel Daniel Schuman is leading the campaign to improve the Library of Congress website that reports congressional data.
Jeff Page, the chief financial officer of the Library of Congress, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris from the Excellence in Government conference in Washington, D.C. to discuss how the Library is preparing its budget for possible cuts.
Sammies nominee Fenella France is a preservation scientist in the preservation research and testing division of the Library of Congress.
A Washington businessman has shelled out 1.8 million bucks for the first U.S. map printed in the new United States of America. It was published in 1784, just six months after the Revolutionary War ended. The Library of Congress’s John Herbert explains what it is that makes this map extra special.
Housed at the Library of Congress, the National Film Registry added 25 movies this year. Registry coordinator Steve Leggett explains how movies can make the cut
Martha Anderson, Director of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress has more information about the project, named ”Memento.”
The Library of Congress is doing its part to collect as many war stories as possible through its Veterans History Project. Bob Patrick, the director of that project, talks about what they want to accomplish.