Saturday, August 26, 2006

Libary of Congress American Memory Exhibit at Second Life Library Parvenu Towers; Anne Boleyn-Beloved and Beheaded













Welcome to the Second Life Library's American Memory Exhibit at Info Island Parvenu Towers, second floor. Please visit and enjoy audio, documents, and graphics of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This display will be up through the end of September and was compiled by Second Life Librarian Shadow Fugazi.

The Library of Congress' American Memory division provides free and
open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound
recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps and sheet music that
document the American experience. It is a digital record of American
History and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the
Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historic events,
people, places and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the
public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

Our exhibit focuses on documents from the Continental Congress and the
Constitutional Convention, highlighting the Declaration of
Independence.

The Library of Congress' Continental Congress and Constitutional
Convention Broadside Collection contains 277 documents relating to the
work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the
Constitution. Items include extracts of the journals of Congress,
resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early
printed versions of the United States Constitution and the Declaration
of Independence.

This exhibit displays only a few items from the collection. We have
made available full texts to documents such as the Declaration of
Independence, a 12-part timeline of "America During the Age of
Revolution, 1964-1789", as well as links to audio materials that can
be downloaded and listened to at the user's leisure.

We hope that you enjoy this exhibit. To visit the American Memory web
site, go to http://memory.loc.gov/ammem

Activities this week
Sunday, August 27, 5 pm sl - Info island orientation for new librarians - meet at main library
Sunday, August 28, 6 pm sl - Library staff meeting
Tuesday, August 30, 6 pm sl - SL VR practice session with Maxito Ricardo
If you need to practice chat this week contact Maxito or Lorelei Junot. Our chat form should be up this weekend.
Thursday, August 31, 5 pm sl - "Anne Boleyn: Beloved and Beheaded" - Participate in an interactive conversation with Anne Boleyn, the controversial second wife of Henry VIII of England, She will talk about her journey to the throne and the price she had to pay to obtain it. This will be held in the Info Island open air auditorium.

2 Comments:

At 8/28/2006 1:54 PM, Blogger rikomatic said...

Can someone clarify of the Library if Congress is sponsoring this project? This other blog implies that it is, but I'm not sure that is the case from reading this description.

 
At 8/28/2006 2:44 PM, Blogger rikomatic said...

Great work on this, Shadow, et al.

Here's some reflections on the exhibit, and the potential for SL to teach about American history.

 

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