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U.S. limits social media tweets put into its national archive

With more and more communication now in a digital format, how much of this information should be collected by state archives in a way comparable to print media? The U.S. has announced its scaling back on collecting Twitter feeds.

How the Library of Congress is using crowdsourcing technology

Washington - The Library of Congress (LOC) is not only the oldest institution in the U.S., but it is also the largest library in the world. As part of its 21st Century strategy, the LOC is working to deploy state-of-the-art industry technology to fulfill its mission.

Fake photo of Ulysses S. Grant has fooled people for a century

A famous photograph showing General Ulysses S. Grant astride his horse at City Point, Virginia during the Civil War is actually a compilation of three separate images. The discovery was made by researchers at the Library of Congress.

Op-Ed: Blueprint for police state America?

A US Army manual dated February 12, 2010 has recently been leaked and has been uploaded to a number of conspiracy websites. Is it genuine?

Smithsonian brings Alexander Graham Bell voice recording to life

Washington - The voice of Alexander Graham Bell, the man widely given credit to as developing the telephone, can now be heard. Due to a remarkable break-through, Bell's voice has been shared online for all to hear.

Interview with KC and the Sunshine Band Special

On April 5, 2013, Harry Wayne “KC” Casey, the lead singer of KC and the Sunshine Band chatted via telephone with Digital Journal.

Carole King to receive Gershwin prize

Singer-songwriter Carole King will be the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The award is a reflection of her long and many achievements in music.

Review: Photo essay - U.S. Capitol and Library of Congress tours Special

Washington - Visitors to the Washington area are likely to have a hard time picking and choosing what landmarks, museums and other activities if on a limited time schedule.

New-old map of America found — Happy birthday America

The original of the first map using the name 'America' sits in The Library of Congress, but a copy was found tucked away, perhaps for centuries, and is more than 500 years old.

Library of Congress announces American National Film list 2011

The award-winning movie "Forrest Gump" 1994, starring Tom Hanks, is being added to the National Film Registry along with "The Silence of the Lambs" 1991.

Why you need never buy another book

The African nation of Kenya has just announced the digitisation of its official Parliamentary record ("Hansard") from November 1959 to date. This is only the latest of many great on-line archives, and the best is yet to come.

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A screengrab taken circa 00.15 London time on November 18  2012. New Yok  indeed.
A screengrab taken circa 00.15 London time on November 18, 2012. New Yok, indeed.

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