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Title The real national treasure [(DVD) videorecording] : an inside look at the Library of Congress / produced by Jim Lindsay; executive producer, Jim Cambou; History Channel ; A&E Television Networks.

Publication Info. [New York] : A&E Television Networks, [2010]
Distributed by New Video.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  027.573 REA    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 47 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; Dolby Digital, stereo.
Language Closed captioned.
Performer Narrated in part by James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress.
Credits Edited by David Beatty.
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.
Note Special features: The Library of Congress experience.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Library of Congress -- History -- Videodiscs.
National libraries -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Videodiscs.
Genre Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Beatty, David.
Lindsay, Jim.
Billington, James H.
Cambou, Don.
History Channel (Television network)
Arts and Entertainment Network.
Added Title Modern marvels (Television program)
Library of Congress experience.
ISBN 1422995798
Standard No. 733961232028
Music No. AAAE232020 A&E Television Networks
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