[Air-L] Library of Congress Acquires Entire (Public) Twitter Archive

Alex Leavitt alexleavitt at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 15:21:20 PDT 2010

The key point from Twitter's blog post is: "Only after a six-month delay can
the Tweets will [sic] be used for internal library use, *for non-commercial
research*, public display by the library itself, and preservation."


Alexander Leavitt
Research Specialist, Convergence Culture Consortium
Comparative Media Studies, MIT
Twitter: @alexleavitt

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Michael Zimmer <zimmerm at uwm.edu> wrote:

> For those who haven't already seen the news, the Library of Congress
> announced today that they are acquiring the entire archive of public Twitter
> activity since March 2006:
> Library of Congress Announcement:
>  How Tweet It Is!: Library Acquires Entire Twitter Archive
>  http://www.loc.gov/tweet/how-tweet-it-is.html
> Twitter Announcement:
>  Tweet Preservation
>  http://blog.twitter.com/2010/04/tweet-preservation.html
> And my initial probe of various open concerns:
>  Open Questions about Library of Congress Archiving Twitter Streams
> http://michaelzimmer.org/2010/04/14/open-questions-about-library-of-congress-archiving-twitter-streams/
> --
> Michael Zimmer, PhD
> Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
> Associate, Center for Information Policy Research
> University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
> e: zimmerm at uwm.edu
> w: www.michaelzimmer.org
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