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The September 11, 2001 Web Archive: Twenty Years Later | Library of Congress | The Signal

Published September 22, 2021, by Carlyn Osborn

Today’s guest post is from Tracee Haupt, a Digital Collection Specialist in the Digital Content Management section at the Library of Congress.

The website for the French newspaper Le Monde, shown here in a capture taken shortly after September 11th, is an example of the international scope of the September 11, 2001 Web Archive.

On the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, I asked four individuals who were part of the creation of the September 11, 2001 Web Archive to reflect on their experience documenting the tragedy and the unique contents of the collection.

In addition to the archive’s historical significance as a record of how a variety of individuals and organizations responded to September 11th, the collection is also important as an example of an early web archiving project, when both the internet and the Library of Congress’ (LC) efforts to preserve it were still relatively new.

In this post, current and former Library employees describe how the collection came to be, what they learned while creating it, and why preserving this aspect of internet history was crucial to fully understanding the impact of September 11th.

Source: The September 11, 2001 Web Archive: Twenty Years Later | The Signal

Summer Beauties: The Golden Age of Travel Posters | Library of Congress Blog

August 19, 2021 by Neely Tucker

This Depression-era Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project poster urged Americans to travel. Artist: Alexander Dux. Prints and Photographs Division.

Jan Grenci, a reference specialist in the Prints & Photographs Division, wrote a short piece about travel posters in the July/August issue of the Library of Congress Magazine.

It’s been expanded here. Some of the Library’s most popular Free to Use and Reuse photographs and prints are the travel posters from the golden age of the art form, the 1920s to the 1960s, when artists used graphic design, bold lines and deep colors to render destinations more as a mood than just a place.

Take, for example, that image above. The massive scale of the stalagmites and stalactites, the huge cavern opening — they combine to dwarf the man and woman in the foreground. The blueish/purple geologic formations, lit softly from the right, are offset by the shadows in deep black. She appears to be dressed in a skirt, blouse and (one hopes) sensible walking shoes; he, his hat at a jaunty angle, is clad in a coat, jodhpurs and riding boots, complete with a gentleman’s walking stick. They appear not just to be enjoying a day’s hike so much as contemplating the immense passage of time itself.

Source: Summer Beauties: The Golden Age of Travel Posters | Library of Congress Blog

May 2-8 is National Pet Week! – FACE Foundation Blog

May 4, 2021

Photo by KoolShooters on Pexels.com

National Pet Week is an annual event created in 1981 to celebrate all the pets that enrich our lives and to encourage responsible pet care and ownership.

The American Veterinary Medical Association has assigned specific pet care themes to each day of the week.

Here’s an overview, you can learn more about each topic by clicking the links on the National Pet Week web page.

Source: May 2-8 is National Pet Week! – FACE Foundation Blog

New Logo..

Trumpfiles2020 ..new blog…

Update: February 10, 2021 ..I’ve archived and retired the Trumpfiles blog, and that is the reason for the gap in my archives.. I was away working on the Biden-Harris election as best I could and the site to get out the truth about Trump.. I resumed working on my main blog, DrWeb’s Domain in February, 2021…

Editor’s Note: I’ve been away from my blog a while; apologies.. life, quarantine, coronavirus have intervened.. I’ll be back, to quote Arnold.. meanwhile, see below for my new blog for the 2020 Presidential Election in November, 2020.. please take a look, follow, like, etc.

Screenshot of my new blog, Trumpfiles2020…

I have a new blog, started in April, 2020, in support of Joe Biden, and telling the truth about Trump.. You can view and follow the blog at:
https://trumpfiles2020.com/

You also follow our Twitter feed for the blog and other posts at:
https://twitter.com/TFiles2020

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There’s a link on the blog’s Contact page to join in or help out:
https://trumpfiles2020.com/contact/