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How Tweet It Is!: Library Acquires Entire Twitter Archive

Posted by: Matt Raymond

(UPDATE: Here’s a December 2017 status report on our work with the Twitter archives.) (UPDATE: Here’s a January 2013 status report on our work with the Twitter archives.) (UPDATE: We posted an FAQ on April 28.) Have you ever sent out a “tweet” on the popular Twitter social media service?  Congratulations: Your 140 characters or less …

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The Library and Twitter: An FAQ

Posted by: Matt Raymond

(UPDATE: Here’s a December 2017 status report on our work with the Twitter archives.) (UPDATE: Here’s a January 2013 status report on our work with the Twitter archives.) Twitter’s gift (link is PDF) to the Library of Congress of its entire archive of public tweets, announced two weeks ago today, sure has stoked the public’s interest.  …

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Gateway to Knowledge Guest Post #4

Posted by: Matt Raymond

This is the fourth in a series of guest posts by Abigail Van Gelder, who with her husband, Josh, are journeying across the country on the Library’s “Gateway to Knowledge” traveling exhibition: We always say the show must go on, but the rain in Cumberland [Maryland] gave us a run for our money.  It started …

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Make Your National Book Festival Battle Plan

Posted by: Matt Raymond

We try to give book-lovers as much information as possible about the National Book Festival, in a useful way, on our website.  It might seem a little daunting, what with six author pavilions and numerous other attractions spread out across four city blocks on the National Mall and a sea of about 130,000 other people …

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A Dozen Ways to Experience the National Book Festival

Posted by: Matt Raymond

Whether you can be in Washington tomorrow or not, there are many ways for everyone to be a part of the 2009 National Book Festival.  I came up with at least a dozen: 1. Attend!  It’s tomorrow (Sept. 26) from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT on the National Mall (between 7th and 14th), rain …

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Read All About It: Magnificent Milestone

Posted by: Matt Raymond

My capacity for metaphors is somewhat limited, so forgive me if I repeat a word I tweeted recently (“tweet-peat”?): Yesterday the Library and the NEH held a news conference celebrating the “odometer” of the Chronicling America program’s surpassing 1 million digitized pages from historic newspapers. Seven new partner states have been added, bringing the total …