TITLE

Library to Archive Groundbreaking Social Network

PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Library of Congress Information Bulletin;May2010, Vol. 69 Issue 5, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the Library of Congress's acquisition of tweets or microblogs on the Twitter social media service. The Library envisions posting selected content around topics or themes, similar to existing Veterans History Project presentations. The Library has been collecting materials from the web since it began gathering congressional and presidential campaign websites in 2000. The Library leads the congressionally mandated National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program www.digitalpreservation.gov.
ACCESSION #
57848591

 

Related Articles

  • LC GETS TWITTER ARCHIVES. Oder, Norman; Barack, Lauren; Blumenstein, Lynn; Friedman, Stan; Hadro, Josh; Witherell, Mary // Library Journal;5/15/2010, Vol. 135 Issue 9, p14 

    The article reports that the U.S. Library of Congress has acquired every public microblog posted since March 2006 to the microblogging web site Twitter.

  • The Next Generation of Librarian Twittarian. Quattrociocchi, Alessya // Access (1204-0472);Fall2010, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p44 

    The article presents the author's insights on Twittarian, a term used by the author to refer to Twitter librarians that sort out public tweets. The author mentions that the decision of Twitter Inc. to give all public tweets to the Library of Congress was not considered carefully, as archiving...

  • Library of Congress to Archive Tweets.  // Information Management Journal;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p6 

    The article reports on the decision of the Library of Congress to archive blogs posted by the public on online social networking site Twitter in the U.S. starting March 21, 2006. According to Dylan Casey, product manager for real-time search at Google, the move is done to give the public Twitter...

  • Your Tweets Will Go Down in History.  // New York Times Upfront;9/6/2010, Vol. 143 Issue 1, p5 

    The article reports on the planned archiving of all messages on the Twitter site by the Library of Congress.

  • PURCHASE MOVING IMAGES.  // Library of Congress Magazine;May/Jun2015, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p4 

    The article offers information on how to obtain moving-image material from the Public Services Office of Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress, including determining availability of material by consulting bibliographic resources on the website.

  • Learning from LC's Twitter Deal. Costello, Jean // Library Journal;6/15/2010, Vol. 135 Issue 11, p34 

    In this article the author discusses aspects of the U.S. Library of Congress's (LC) agreement with the microblog Twitter to archive the contents of its microblogging service. She believes that the response to the agreement illustrated the value libraries have delivered as stewards of knowledge....

  • DEATH OF A PRESIDENT. Fox, Cheryl // Library of Congress Magazine;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p6 

    The article focuses on the efforts of the Library of Congress in providing the U.S. citizens with reference, refuge and remembrance of the death of former President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. It outlines how the library worked on the request of Kennedy's wife Jacqueline Kennedy to...

  • The Library of Congress in the News. ALLEN, ERIN // Library of Congress Information Bulletin;May2010, Vol. 69 Issue 5, p9 

    The article reports on the announcement by the Library of Congress that it would be acquiring social networking site Twitter's digital archive of public tweets. The media and academics are said to have welcomed that announcement. An article by Christopher Beam espoused the usefulness of the...

  • The Library of Congress Slavic Collection. Zeljak, Cathy // Problems of Post-Communism;Nov/Dec99, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p57 

    Presents the Slavic and East European book collections of the Library of Congress. Quantity of the Russian collection; How the library described their Czech and Slovak collection; Information on the Polish and Hungarian collections that have been acquired by the library.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics