The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Libraries, Technology, and Educational Media

Libraries, technology, and educational media



Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology (Smithsonian Institution), National Museum of American History, 12th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W., MS 672, 20560 (mailing address: P.O. Box 37012, MS 154, Washington, DC 20013-7012); (202) 633-3872. Lilla Vekerdy, Head of Special Collections. Press, (202) 633-1522.

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Collection includes major holdings in the history of science and technology dating from the fifteenth century to the nineteenth century. Extensive collections in engineering, transportation, chemistry, mathematics, physics, electricity, and astronomy. Open to the public by appointment.

Education Dept., Educational Technology (OET), Lyndon B. Johnson Bldg., 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., #5W114, 20202; (202) 401-1444. Vacant, Director.

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Web, and Twitter, @OfficeofEdTech

Develops national educational policy and advocates the transition from ...

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