Let’s Get Pinning!

Today the Library of Congress launched its own Pinterest account, continuing efforts to make educational, historical and cultural resources available to web users across many platforms.

With Pinterest, the Library can share visual content with a wide audience, allowing them to also curate their own collections featuring the same content by creating and managing “boards” and “pinning” items. Each pin links back to the original Library source material.

The Library is the repository to more than 158 million items of cultural and historical value, including more than 13.7 million photographs, 5.5 million maps, 6.7 million pieces of sheet music and 69 million manuscripts.

The Pinterest account joins other social-media platforms, including YouTube, Flickr, Twitter and Facebook.

3 Comments

  1. Cheryl Davis
    June 20, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Fantastic to see the Library of Congress on Pinterest! I did an educational “pinning challenge” last year and pinned one Library of Congress primary source photograph for every day of the year (almost!) in a series of Boards I call “365 Primary” here: http://www.pinterest.com/digitalteacher/. I created one board for each month and added a challenge question for students to each photograph I pinned. It was great to see how many people pin Library of Congress resources to their boards and wonderful to explore the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs daily to find interesting as well as amazing photographs to pin.

  2. Charles Eisterhold
    June 20, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I like the idea…

  3. Marcy
    June 21, 2014 at 5:46 am

    I enjoy the content on your websites. Thanks for your time!

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