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Librarians' Choice 2001 - Public Documents

The Public Documents & Patents Department found favorites in many different formats this year, reflecting the wide array of subjects and media that this department collects. Here is a sample of our choices:

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2001.
SI 1.49: EA7
A CD-ROM with four interactive computer programs based on data from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions since 1960.

Rediscovering America: Thirty-five Years of the National Endowment for the Humanities
Washington, D.C.: National Endowment for the Humanties, 2001.
NF 3.2: R24
Beautifully illustated chronicle of NEH projects, from the publication of George Washington's papers to the digitization of Homeric texts.

Science and Our Food Supply
Washington, D.C.: Center for Food Safey and Applied Nutrition, 2001.
HE 20.4002: SCI2/KIT
Kit created in collaboration with the National Science Teachers Association for K-12 teachers to explore the fundamentals of microbiology in video and print.

Shuttle-Mir: The United States and Russa Share History's Highest Stage.
Houston, Texas: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2001.
NAS 1.21: 2001-4225
Mulitmedia history of the first major Russian-American partnership after the fall of the Soviet Union, including an oversize pictorial chronicle and CD-ROM with letters and oral histories.

United States Army in World War I
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2001.
D 114.21: W19/V.1-3/CD/2001
A set of 3 CD-ROMs with a searchable reproduction of a 10-volume set of original WWI documents, accompanied by guides and prints by Army artists.