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Library of Congress gets Twitter archive

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I so look forward to seeing how this all shakes out over time, how the archive is made accessible, and all the gritty details, but I did want to shout it out that at least somebody has the archive, and that somebody is a library (yippee!). And while the LoC has had a flag staked in the digital preservation claim for a long time, here it is loud and clear:

“In other words, if you’re looking for a place where important historical and other information in digital form should be preserved for the long haul, we’re it!” From http://www.loc.gov/tweet/how-tweet-it-is.html.

Here’s hoping next semester’s Digital Preservation class will get to tear into it. Yum!

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Written by nicolibrarian

April 14, 2010 at 8:05 pm

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  1. Is EVERYTHING going to be cataloged? I hope not….(starts deleting tweets)

    Kalyna

    April 14, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    • Ha!

      And now is the time when I use the all-to-famous urine analogy: getting something off the internet like getting pee out of a swimming pool.

      I do often wish I were better about not Tweeting stupid things…like the fact my cat has come to sit on my lap. But c’est la vie, right? Life online is just as messy as it is irl, n’est pas?

      nicolibrarian

      April 14, 2010 at 8:52 pm


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