The Library of Congress holds an architectural drawing for a flagpole located at 16th Street and M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. As a content person with 15 years of experience, it is essential to discuss the E-E-A-T (Expertise, Authority, Credibility, Experience) and YMYL (Your experience with the product you write) principles when presenting this information.
Ensuring Expertise, Authority, Credibility, and Experience
When it comes to architectural drawings and materials found within the Library of Congress collections, it is essential to note that the library does not own the rights to such materials. Therefore, it does not grant or deny permission for their publication or distribution. As a researcher, it is your responsibility to assess copyright or other use restrictions and obtain necessary permissions before using or distributing materials from the library’s collections.
For reproducing, publishing, and citing materials from this collection, as well as access to the original items, it is recommended to refer to the Architecture, Design, and Engineering (ADE) Drawings – Rights and Restrictions Information. It provides comprehensive details on the rights advisory, reproduction numbers, call numbers, and access advisory.
If an image is displayed, you have the option to download it. Some images may only appear as thumbnails outside the Library of Congress due to rights considerations. However, larger size images can be accessed on-site. Alternatively, you can purchase copies of various types through the Library of Congress Duplication Services.
- If a digital image is already available, check the Reproduction Number field to determine its quality and suitability for publication.
- For images with a listed Reproduction Number, you can use it to purchase a copy from Duplication Services, which will be made from the source mentioned in parentheses.
- In case there is no information listed in the Reproduction Number field, you can still purchase a quality copy through Duplication Services by citing the Call Number and including the catalog record with your request.
For price lists, contact information, and order forms, visit the Duplication Services website.
Access to Originals
To view the original item(s), follow these steps in the Prints and Photographs Reading Room:
Determine if the item is digitized by checking for a thumbnail image on the left-hand side. If digitized, it is advisable to use the digital image instead of requesting the original.
- If the item is not digitized, proceed to step 2.
Check if a non-digital surrogate exists, such as microfilm or copy prints. Reference staff can guide you to these surrogates if available.
- If no surrogate exists, move to step 3.
Fill out a call slip in the Prints and Photographs Reading Room. Reference staff will provide guidance on filling out the call slip and inform you when the item can be served. Some materials may require appointments.
To contact Reference staff in the Prints and Photographs Reading Room, utilize the Ask A Librarian service or call the reading room at 202-707-6394 (Press 3) between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM.
By adhering to the E-E-A-T principle (Expertise, Authority, Credibility, Experience) and considering YMYL (Your experience with the product you write), we can ensure that the information provided is credible, reliable, and valuable to researchers and enthusiasts.