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Tuesday, 28th December 2010

Library of Congress Hoping to Make National Film Registry Titles Available Online

Earlier today we posted that 25 films had been added to the National Film Registry at the Library Of Congress had been announcend.

From a Washington Post Article:

This year's films will eventually be accessible for researchers at the Library of Congress's Capitol Hill facility and for the public through various means, including theatrical screenings at the Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Va., and the cable channels HDNet and TCM. The films will also be available through Netflix and online streaming sites, including the library's. "We're going to be putting a lot of this, hopefully, online," Billington said. "I hope we'll be able to work something out, because [the registry] has great educational and inspirational as well as entertainment value."

And even though Billington didn’t sound interested in enshrining YouTube videos in the Library, he seemed to leave the door open to that possibility. “Everything’s changing so much,” he said. (After all, the Library last year added Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video to the archives.)

Of course, Netflix continues to make more and more material available for members to stream directly to a number of devices including iPhones, iPads, and Windows Phone 7.

See Also: Library of Congress YouTube Channel

See Also: A Selection of Motion Pictures Available Online via LC's American Memory





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