Sunday, April 12, 2009

Boxing Cats > The Library Of Congress Has YouTube Channel

YouTube, and Now We Do Too

Posted / April 7th, 2009 / Matt Raymond

Well, this is a day that has been a long time in coming. The Library of Congress has been working for several months now so that we could “do YouTube right.” When you’re the stewards of the world’s largest collection of audiovisual materials ... nothing less would be expected of you, and our own YouTube channel has now gone public.

[http://www.youtube.com/user/LibraryOfCongress]

We are starting with more than 70 videos, arranged in the following playlists: 2008 National Book Festival author presentations, the Books and Beyond author series, Journeys and Crossings (a series of curator discussions), “Westinghouse” industrial films from 1904 [snip], scholar discussions from the John W. Kluge Center, and the earliest movies made by Thomas Edison, including the first moving image ever mad (curiously enough, a sneeze by a man named Fred Ott).

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Ott]

But this is just the beginning. We have made a conscious decision that we’re not just going to upload a bunch of videos and then walk away. As with our popular Flickr pilot project, we intend to keep uploading additional content. [snip]

Not so incidentally, all of the videos we post on YouTube will also be available at LOC.gov ... [and] on American Memory ... .

Source

[http://www.loc.gov/blog/?p=467 ]

Library of Congress YouTube Playlist

2008 National Book Festival / 13 Videos / View readings from some of your favorite authors, poets and storytellers from the National Book Festival, in Washington DC on Sept. 27, 2008.

Books and Beyond / 2 Videos / Public talks at the Library of Congress by authors of recently-published books, sponsored by the Center for the Book.

Journeys and Crossings / 8 Videos / Bringing to life some of the Library's most exciting and historically significant materials ... .

Early Films: Westinghouse, 1904 / 21 Videos / Classic historic industrial films from the Westinghouse Works, produced in April-May 1904. [snip]

Kluge Center Series: Prominent Scholars on Current Topics / 9 Videos / At the Library's John W. Kluge Center, prominent scholars present public lectures, book talks and workshops as part of the Library's ongoing mission of sharing its knowledge with the public.

Early Films: Edison Companies / 20 Videos / Beginning in the late 1880s, Thomas Edison's labs not only built the equipment for filming and projecting films, but produced popular content for the new medium.

Source

Library of Congress YouTube Playlist

[http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=LibraryOfCongress&view=playlists]

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