The real national treasure [DVD videorecording] an inside look at the Library of Congress / produced by Actuality Productions, Inc. for History.Material type: FilmPublisher: [New York] : A & E Television Networks : Distributed by New Video, 2010Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 47 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inISBN: 1422995798Other title: Inside look at the Library of Congress | Library of CongressUniform titles: Modern marvels (Television program) Subject(s): Library of Congress -- History | National libraries -- Washington (D.C.) -- History | History | Television seriesGenre/Form: Historical television programs. | Documentary television programs. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Nonfiction television programs.DDC classification: 027.573 LOC classification: Z733.U6 | R43 2010
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DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
Title from container.
Narrated by Max Raphael.
Originally produced as an episode of the television program Modern marvels in 2009.
Container erroneously states program is closed-captioned.
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.
Bonus feature: The Library of Congress experience.
Edited by David Beatty.
The Library of Congress -- Preserving history -- Collection of treasures -- The Packard Campus -- Digitizing the past.