We continue to offer an orientation each month. Please post on other
lists that you think would like to know about our program.
July 2, 2008
Digital Reference Section, Library of Congress, Offers Monthly
Orientation to Web Site
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural
institution and the largest library in the world, with more than 134
million books, recordings, photographs and prints, maps, music items,
and manuscripts. Collected in more than 470 languages, the materials
range from rare cuneiform tablets to born digital materials. Through
its Web site (www.loc.gov), the Library makes available its resources,
services, and more than eleven million of its items in American history
How can you access the wealth of information available on the
Library’s Web site? What resources and services can assist you?
The Digital Reference Section (DRS) conducts a free, one-hour
orientation monthly, on the second Wednesday at 11 a.m. - noon, Eastern
time, via Web conference. Throughout the program, DRT staff provide
opportunities to ask questions, learn strategies for online access of
the materials, and sample the collections and resources provided to
facilitate your research.
The next session will be July 9, 11 a.m. - noon, Eastern time. To
learn more and register for the Orientation, visit
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/orientation.html. Confirmation will be
sent via email. Each session is limited to fifteen people, on a
first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request an
Orientation for a group, contact the Digital Reference Team via the Ask
A Librarian form at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-digital.html.