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National Book Festival (Library of Congress)

The National Book Festival Celebrates a Decade of Words and Wonder

The Library of Congress is providing a wealth opportunities to follow this year’s National Book Festival online.  This year’s Podcasts and Video Webcasts from last year are online and expect more as the event unfolds later this month.  You can subscribe to this year’s podcast feed at the official site.

The 10th annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 3rd and 7th streets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event. The festival, a celebration of the joy of reading for all ages, is free and open to the public.

via National Book Festival (Library of Congress).

AOTUS on LOC Tweet Archive

David Ferrerio talks with (L) Jane Dysart and (R) Donna Scheeder

Computers in Libraries 2010 Keynote speaker, AOTUS David Ferriero posted in his blog on why the National Archives did not also acquire the Twitter archive.

Have you heard the news? This week, the Library of Congress announced that they are acquiring the digital archive of public tweets. On April 14, @librarycongress tweeted, “Library to acquire ENTIRE Twitter archives — All public tweets, ever, since March 2006!” Congratulations, Library of Congress.

via AOTUS: Collector in Chief » Tweets: What We Might Learn From Mundane Details..