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Saturday, 21st June 2014

Library of Congress Launches Pinterest Boards

By Africa S. Hands

From Library of Congress:

Continuing its effort to make its digital educational, historical and cultural resources available to web users across many platforms, the Library of Congress today launched an account on Pinterest, accessible at www.pinterest.com/LibraryCongress.

The Library is the repository to more than 158 million items of cultural and historical value, including more than 13.7 million photographs, 5.5 million maps, 6.7 million pieces of sheet music and 69 million manuscripts.

As a visually based content-sharing platform where users curate their own collections of multiformat items, Pinterest lends itself to the sharing of online Library of Congress content at the item level.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

Africa can be reached at africa.hands@freepint.com

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