The Library of Congress Makes 25 Million Records From Its Catalog Free to Download

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A quick fyi: According to Fortune, The Library of Congress announced that it "will make 25 million records from its catalog available for the public to download." They add:

Prior to this, the records—which include books and serials, music and manuscripts, and maps and visual materials spanning from 1968 to 2014—have only been accessible through a paid subscription. These files will be available for free download on [the Library of Congress site] and are also available on data.gov.

This move helps free up the library's digital assets, allowing social scientists, data analysts, developers, statisticians and everyone else to work with the data "to enhance learning and the formation of new knowledge." The huge data sets will be available here.

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via Fortune

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  • tom says:

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