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American History; Geography; General and Reference Works; Government Information: United States
Introduces the American Memory Collection of archival and primary source materials pertinent to American culture and history. Notes that this historical collection is the Library of Congress' key contribution to the National Digital Library. Outlines various aspects of the collection, including digital reproductions, a finding aid in the form of a catalog or register, and other accompaniments. Notes that there are three photographic collections, one recorded sound collection, three early motion picture collections, one manuscript collection (which is now being completed), and three early motion picture collections available on the Internet, with more materials becoming available over time. Notes that some materials are protected by copyright. Also offers technical information about American Memory and on future collections.
Database topics
History; General and Reference Works; American History
  • NUCMC program
  • NUCMC Z39.50 gateway to the Archival and mixed collection (AMC) file in the RLG Union catalog [RLIN]
  • NUCMC Z39.50 gateway to OCLC Mss. records
  • Library of Congress resources
  • Archival and manuscript repositories of primary resources
  • Ready, net, go!
  • Archival education
  • Archival societies
  • Copyright & fair use
  • Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and SGML
  • Grants, scholarships, and employment opportunities
  • Listservs and Usenet groups
  • Preservation
  • Standards
  • Utilities.
Presents information about the cooperative cataloging program partnered by the Library of Congress and eligible archival and manuscript repositories throughout the United States. Provides gateway software for searching manuscript records in the RLG Union Catalog Archival and Mixed Collections File and the OCLC Mixed Materials File. Includes FAQs about the program, elegibility guidelines, downloadable data sheets, and links to Web sites on topics of interest to archivists and others, such as Repositories of Primary Materials, Copyright and Fair Use, and Encoded Archival Description.