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Mobile Libraries: Culture on the Go

Unwritten Record

National Bookmobile Day is April 22, part of National Library Week (April 19-25). . A library is a place that stores information, a place where people from all walks of life have the opportunity to obtain textual and audiovisual material for education, entertainment, and enlightenment. But sometimes a patron is unable to access a library due to limitations of location or distance. What better solution to this problem than to implement a mobile library?

Unwrapping the Archives

The Texas Record

While that is an interesting popular image, the archives and archivists here at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) are the protectors of documented history. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.


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Stock Footage Spotlight: Historically Black Colleges and Universities in WWII

Unwritten Record

The slates listed some names of schools and government agencies. In order to support its film production operations, the USIA maintained a library of stock footage, which could be quickly pulled and cut into its film projects. That library of stock shots is now held in the USIA record group at the National Archives and Records Administration. The library contains footage and outtakes from a number of films produced during the New Deal and World War II.

The Hacker Mind Podcast: The Right To Repair


Play it out across a few decades and you start to see the type of trouble we’ll be in if we don’t start educating our legislators now, if current trends are allowed to just continue. Every three years the US Library of Congress is tasked with reviewing section 1201 of the DMCA.