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Collections | National Air and Space Museum The National Air and Space Museum holds in trust some 60,000 objects, including aircraft, spacecraft, engines, rockets, uniforms, spacesuits, balloons and artwork. A wide variety of these artifacts are on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. Our archival collections span the history of flight and include a wide range of visual and textual materials, including documents, photographs, motion picture film and video, and more than 2 million technical drawings. We also house a Regional Planetary Image Facility. Learn more about our collection. Collections | National Air and Space Museum
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution The Archives of American Art is delighted to announce that the Archives of American Art Journal is moving to a peer-review system starting December 2013. Read More Exhibition of handmade holiday cards features 60 one-of-a-kind creations from artists such as Josef Albers, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Indiana, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Robert Motherwell and Ad Reinhardt.

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A Message From Anonymous To The Global (R)evolution

Your Life Torn Open, essay 1: Sharing is a trap This article was taken from the March 2011 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online. The author of The Cult Of The Amateurargues that if we lose our privacy we sacrifice a fundamental part of our humanity. Every so often, when I'm in Amsterdam, I visit the Rijksmuseum to remind myself about the history of privacy. I go there to gaze at a picture called The Woman in Blue Reading a Letter, which was painted by Jan Vermeer in 1663. Your Life Torn Open, essay 1: Sharing is a trap
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Public Knowledge | Fighting for your digital rights in Washington. Granting the Exclusive Right to “Make Available” Copyrighted Works Won’t Stop File-Sharing By Anna Sallstrom | January 15, 2014 The House Judiciary Committee is considering granting copyright owners the exclusive rights to “make available” their works—but if going after file-sharing is the goal, the right won’t help

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White House Task Force on High Tech Patent Issues In early June, the White House announced major steps to improve incentives for future innovation in high tech patents, a key driver of economic growth and good paying American jobs. The White House issued five executive actions and seven legislative recommendations designed to protect innovators from frivolous litigation and ensure the highest-quality patents in our system.
arpa-e > Home ARPA-E has partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to allow select project teams to participate in the Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program. The I-Corps™ program offers ARPA-E awardees the opportunity, as early-stage technology developers, to learn the essentials of business model development and the customer discovery process. Learn more about I-Corps™, ARPA-E’s inter-agency partnership with NSF, and how to get involved. arpa-e > Home
Using Primary Sources on the Web Before relying on the information provided by a website, examine and understand the purpose of the website. While the purpose might not affect the accuracy of the primary source material it contains, it might indicate that the material has been altered or manipulated in some way to change or influence its meaning. Sometimes sites use primary source material to persuade the reader to a particular point of view, distorting the contents in obvious or subtle ways.

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Joyce Valenza's Primary Source Pathfinder Primary SourcesThis page is currently maintained on this LibGuide What is a primary source?A primary source is first hand evidence. Joyce Valenza's Primary Source Pathfinder
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Congressional Research Service The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century. CRS is well-known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has 24/7 access to the nation’s best thinking. This website provides information about our organization, career opportunities and our services to Congress. Congressional Research Service
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Due to ever-growing collections, the Smithsonian Board of Regents presents a resolution to the U.S. Congress requesting an appropriation of $300,000 to enlarge the U.S. National Museum by erection of a fireproof building on the southwest corner of the Smithsonian Reservation. This request is less than two years after the National Museum Building, now the Arts and Industries Building, is opened. It was not until 1902 that Congress appropriated funding for a new U.S. National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History.More Smithsonian Institution Archives
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