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

Image by Car­ol High­smith, via Wiki­me­dia Com­mons

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

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:

    to the diane ramirez and hal­stead. cbs anchor woman cindy hsu recent­ly got involved in dirty corap­tion busi­ness with not nor­mal cbs anchor otis liv­ingston to steal mon­ey from hal­stead com­pa­ny employ­ees bank accounts. nev­er trust cindy hsu and otis liv­ingston they belong in prison.

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