Thursday, June 07, 2007

Library of Congress Blog

A few years back I had the opportunity to walk around the Library of Congress. I'm not sure if I even saw a book or the stacks. The architecture and the size of the place was stunning and I think overwhelmed me.

I do remember my feet hurt but that was because I tried to visit every museum in D.C. in two days. So I am thrilled that there is a blog. I'm real sure they will never run out of content.

On the day I visited the blog there was a photo taken of the inside of the place by a staff member and there are posts that talk about their relationship to the materials in the collection.

It is not just gushing about the collection or some of the events. There are posts about digital preservation, should corporate blogs have ISSN numbers assigned and the doings in Congress that might affect the library.

The author of the blog is Matt Raymond who is the Director of Communications for the library. It is his voice but there is a disclaimer at the bottom of the blog that states the blog does not represent office communications of the Library of Congress.

Even so, it does help to demystify the institution and provide a starting point for communication.

1 comment:

Diana said...

Thanks for posting this, Gena. On my visit to D.C., I too was struck by the beauty of the Jefferson building! I can't wait to check out their blog!