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The real national treasure [videorecording] : an inside look at the Library of Congress /
produced by Jim Lindsay; executive producer, Jim Cambou; History Channel ; A&E Television Networks.
imprint
[New York] : A&E Television Networks : distributed by New Video; c2010.
description
1 videodisc (ca. 47 min.) : sd., col., 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
1422995798, 9781422995792
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[New York] : A&E Television Networks : distributed by New Video; c2010.
isbn
1422995798
9781422995792
publisher #
AAAE232020
credits note
Edited by David Beatty.
general note
Special features: The Library of Congress experience.
Title from container.
performer
Narrated in part by James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress.
abstract
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.
language note
Closed captioned.
catalogue key
7308180
technical details
DVD; Dolby Digital, stereo.

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