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Update on the Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Gayle Osterberg

In 2010, the Library of Congress announced an exciting and groundbreaking acquisition—a gift from Twitter of the entire archive of public tweet text beginning with the first tweets of 2006 through 2010, and continuing with all public tweet text going forward. The Library took this step for the same reason it collects other materials – …

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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. ┬áIt started …

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Celebrating and Advocating #Preservation of America’s Audiovisual Heritage

Posted by: Gayle Osterberg

The advent of recorded sound and moving images has enriched our lives beyond measure. We have heard the voices of presidents and shared the beauty of piano concertos. We have watched tragedies unfold worldwide, and in our own backyards. We’ve been transported by movies that captivate, beguile, frighten and inspire. We have absorbed voices of …