Monday, May 16, 2005

Library of Congress Joins Internet2

The Library of Congress has become a member of Internet2 and will connect to the high-performance Abilene Network. The Library of Congress will begin using Internet2's networks for two significant preservation programs that require the use of advanced, high- bandwidth networking. The first project, called the National Digital Newspaper Program, seeks to create a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers from all the states and U.S. territories published between 1836 and 1922. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress and be accessible via the web. The Library will also use Internet2's network to enhance its educational outreach program.

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