Friday, March 27, 2009

New LC multimedia collection sharing initiatives

This is news ... The Library of Congress will begin sharing content from its vast video and audio collections on the YouTube and Apple iTunes web services as part of a continuing initiative to make its incomparable treasures more widely accessible to a broad audience. The new Library of Congress channels on each of the popular services will launch within the next few weeks.

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The General Services Administration today also announced agreements with Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo and blip.tv that will allow other federal agencies to participate in new media while meeting legal requirements and the unique needs of government. GSA plans to negotiate agreements with other providers, and the Library will explore these new media services when they are appropriate to its mission and as resources permit.

Read the Press Release.

2 comments:

DataGazetteer said...

Wow! This is big news. And very good news, too. It sounds like a nice public/private partnership that has benefits for everyone.

Lee Drake said...

No love for Zune users, or those who don't want to download from the great Apple Hegemony? Big pout.... :(