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japanese art

Now You Can Download 2,500 Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress’s expansive digitization efforts makes more art available to a larger public.
Diana Shi
6.18.17
thump news

Inside Bibliodiscotheque, the Library of Congress’s Event Series Celebrating Disco

We spoke to Gayle Osterberg about the program and its party finale with Gloria Gaynor.
Krystal Rodriguez
4.14.17
thump news

The Library of Congress is Throwing a Disco Party

Capping a month-long series of movies, lectures, and events celebrating disco culture.
Krystal Rodriguez
3.23.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

There's a Major Typo on Trump's Official Inauguration Print

The Library of Congress quickly pulled the poster offline after realizing the Trump quote used "to" instead of "too."
River Donaghey
2.13.17
Art

Two Museums Duked It Out in a Twitter-Fueled Super Bowl Fight | Last Week in Art

Plus, breaking news: Did Mona Lisa have syphilis?
Nathaniel Ainley
2.6.17
Tedium

The Hidden Phenomenon That Could Ruin Your Old Discs

CDs and DVDs were sold to consumers as these virtually indestructible platters, but the truth, as exemplified by the “disc rot” phenomenon, is more complicated.
Ernie Smith
2.6.17
security

The Library of Congress Was Hacked Because It Hasn’t Joined the Digital Age

The Library of Congress’ aging IT infrastructure and mismanagement of both of funds and personnel have put the future of one of the nation’s greatest resources at risk.
Rebecca Bernbach
9.15.16
tech

How Digital Storage Is Changing the Way We Preserve History

Ancient hieroglyphics and scrolls have survived centuries, but digital storage is fragile.
Arielle Pardes
2.19.16
Film

25 New Films Get Archived to the American National Film Registry

The Library of Congress has spoken, and these ones made the cut.
Catherine Chapman
1.11.16
Art

StoryCorps Goes Global with New App Unveiled at TED

Founder Dave Isay gets his TED Prize Wish to create an enduring digital archive of human stories.
Becky Chung
3.18.15
Motherboard Blog

We've Completely Neglected to Preserve America's Silent Films

A staggering 70 percent of American feature films from 1912 to 1929 are thought to be lost forever.
Lex Berko
12.4.13
Motherboard Blog

Nine People You Want to Hang Out With from Pre-War Caucasus

Russia is a very different place that it used to be.
Adam Clark Estes
4.23.13
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