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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Library of Congress Twitter Project

Library of Congress' Twitter Archive is a Huge #FAIL

More than five years on, the library’s Twitter archive project is in limbo — with no end in sight

Nancy Scola | July 11, 2015

In the spring of 2010, the Library of Congress announced it was taking a big stride toward preserving the nation’s increasingly digital heritage — by acquiring Twitter’s entire archive of tweets and planning to make it all available to researchers.
“How Tweet It Is!” the library said in an exuberant blog post, which generated fanfare from tech sites, the mainstream media, librarian blogs and, of course, Twitter.


<more at; related link: (Watchdog: Library of Congress Lacks a Digital Blueprint -- and Doesn't Know How Much It Spends on Technology)>

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