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The real national treasure [videorecording] : an inside look at the Library of Congress / produced by Actuality Productions, Inc. for History.

Raphael, Max. (Added Author). Arts and Entertainment Network. (Added Author). New Video Group. (Added Author). Actuality Productions. (Added Author). History (Television network) (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Milton-Freewater Public Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Summary:

Where in Washington DC is the nation's most incredible treasure chest? It's a library unlike any other in the world, the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Modern Marvels explodes the myth that this 200 year old institution is simply "where members of Congress borrow books". Viewers are taken beyond the magnificent Jefferson Building Great Hall into the secret vaults where more than 600 miles of shelves hold 130 million items, many of them priceless treasures - from George Washington's hand-written diaries to Galileo's first images of the moon to the original camera film of the movie Frankenstein. See how a staff of 4000 catalogues protects and preserves these treasures and distributes them globally via a new World Digital Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Milton-Freewater Public Library DVD 027.573 Real (Text) 37862000271221 DVD DVD None 05/02/2012 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781422995792
  • ISBN: 1422995798
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 47 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York] : A&E Television Networks, 2010.
  • Distributor: Distributed by New Video.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Originally produced as an episode of the television program Modern marvels in 2009.
Container erroneously states program is closed-captioned.
Bonus feature: The Library of Congress experience.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Library of Congress -- Preserving history -- Collection of treasures -- The Packard Campus -- Digitizing the past.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by David Beatty.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Max Raphael.
Summary, etc.:
Where in Washington DC is the nation's most incredible treasure chest? It's a library unlike any other in the world, the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Modern Marvels explodes the myth that this 200 year old institution is simply "where members of Congress borrow books". Viewers are taken beyond the magnificent Jefferson Building Great Hall into the secret vaults where more than 600 miles of shelves hold 130 million items, many of them priceless treasures - from George Washington's hand-written diaries to Galileo's first images of the moon to the original camera film of the movie Frankenstein. See how a staff of 4000 catalogues protects and preserves these treasures and distributes them globally via a new World Digital Library.
System Details Note:
DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language Note:
Closed captioned.
Subject: Library of Congress > History.
National libraries > Washington (D.C.) > History.
History.
Television series.
Genre: Historical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction television programs.

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