Library of Congress starts blogging

The Library of Congress has long offered a home to ancient writings, some of which were chiseled in stone. Now it's also home to writings in a much more elastic medium, the blogosphere.

The blog at is authored by Matt Raymond, the library's communications director. Recent entries have included musings about Shakespeare, rare books and Raymond's attendance at the 2006 Webby Award (the library is nominated for two webbies this year), where acceptance speeches have to be limited to five words. The Library of Congress' speech last year was a pithy, 'By the people, for people.'

The Library of Congress launched the blog April 24, which was its 207th birthday. Raymond plans to update the blog daily, and sees it as 'a dialogue about the library' and its vast resources. Visitors also can post comments on the site.

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Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.

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