The Library of Congress Blog reports in today’s post, YouTube, and Now We Do Too that the Library of Congress has been working for several months on a project to post some of its collection of audiovisual materials (some 6 million films, broadcasts and sound recordings) on its own YouTube channel. The now public project has begun with 74 videos arranged in a series of playlists that are accessible on LC’s YouTube Channel.
This is just the beginning of a project where LC will keep uploading additional content. Besides posting on YouTube, LC will make all of the videos available at LOC.gov and on the American Memory Motion Picture & Television Reading Room.
As an example of one of the videos posted on YouTube, the LC Blog featured a 37 second video entitled Boxing Cats which was filmed around July 1894, in Edison’s Black Maria studio. It may not help with legal research but it is something completely different.