Library of Congress' collection to fit in your hand
If you own an iPod, the Library of Congress' vast digital repository can be at your fingertips via iTunes U
- By Kathleen Hickey, Special to GCN
- Jul 01, 2009
The Library of Congress plans to share its vast digital collection of educational and cultural resources through the Apple iTunes service.
“The Library of Congress on iTunes U” site includes historical and original videos, such as original Edison films and a series of 1904 films from the Westinghouse Works, as well as author presentations from the National Book Festival. It also features audio podcasts, such as "Music and the Brain" and slave narratives from the American Folklife Center, and classroom and educational materials, including 14 courses from the Catalogers' Learning Workshop.
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The Library also plans to add professional development modules for teachers and other resources.
All content is free and downloadable and is also available at www.loc.gov.
iTunes U is part of Apple’s iTunes Store, which offers free educational audio and video content from universities and other institutions. The iTunes application is needed to access iTunes U, and is available as a free download at www.apple.com/itunes.
Kathleen Hickey is a freelance writer for GCN.