Saturday, April 11, 2009

Library of Congress Announces YouTube Videos Are Up!

The Library of Congress announces that they now have 70 videos up and running on YouTube, as well as there LOC website.

Their current list of videos includes: 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 (I defy you to watch some of them without thinking of the Carl Stalling song “Powerhouse”), scholar discussions from the John W. Kluge Center, and the earliest movies made by Thomas Edison, including the first moving image ever made (curiously enough, a sneeze by a man named Fred Ott).

And this is just the beginning! More will be coming.

Visit the LOC today to read more about this launch.

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