Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Library of Congress YouTube Channel

The Library of Congress has started to find ways to share their collections online. Previously, they started sharing pictures from their collection on Flickr.com (see previous blog post). Now they are sharing videos using the YouTube.com site. The Library of congress plans to continue adding to this collection. Currently, the categories of videos include:
Here is a curator presentation on "Rosie the Riveter" from World War II:

The Library of Congress has even more videos on their own site. Their "American Memory Collection" has many different movies available - from videos of San Francisco before and after the earthquake and fire of 1906, to 61 motion pictures showing vaudeville performances, to films of the Spanish American War.

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