American Memory in the History Web (Post for 11/29)

American Memory is a website run by the Library of Congress.  Working as a digital Archival Website it seeks to preserve all manners of the past in an easily accessible and searchable format.  Digitizing older media as well as providing access to new documents the American Memory website is well organized.  Like Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web reports, I found the website to be both informative and had little issue moving through American Memory.  At times the website may seem a little lackluster but I feel that it simply adds to the feeling that the website is a digital museum, it doesn’t have all the bells & whistles found on many corporate websites, but at the same time it doesn’t need them.  Where American Memory succeeds is in providing access to the digital media it is archiving for future generations and in making it such that the archives can be readily accessed by anyone.

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