Library of Congress Web Archiving Program

The Library of Congress began archiving web content in 2000. The Library's web archives comprise collections of archived web content selected by subject specialists and covering designated event and thematic topics. Content is selected according to Library of Congress collection policy statements and supplemental guidelines, and the collections are international in scope. The web archives are a part of a continuing effort by the Library to evaluate, select, collect, catalog, provide access to, and preserve digital materials for future generations of researchers. The Library of Congress is a founding member of the IIPC and has been involved in a number of working groups, activities, projects, as well as serving in various leadership roles since the beginning of the consortium. This is the second time the Library has hosted the Web Archiving Conference and General Assembly meetings; the first was in 2012, in person in Washington, D.C.  We're thrilled to be hosting virtually this year! 

Program page 
Publicly accessible web archives
Web Archive Collections
Publicly available web archive datasets 
Collection Policy Statements
Supplemental Guidelines covering web archiving and social media

Explore Library of Congress collections through color with this application  by Laura Wrubel!

Library of Congress Digital Initiatives

To accomplish its mission to engage, inspire, and inform the Congress and the American people with a universal and enduring source of knowledge and creativity, the  Library of Congress's has adopted a digital-forward strategy that harnesses technology to bridge geographical divides, expand our reach, and enhance our services. Digital technology enables us to sustain and expand services to all users, bridging gaps and strengthening connections. Through our digital initiatives, the Library of Congress is committed to use each interaction as an opportunity to move users along a path from awareness, to discovery, to use, and finally to a connection with the Library through three main goals: throwing open the treasure chest, connecting, and investing in our future.

Digital Collections at the Library of Congress
Digital Strategy and Digital Collecting Strategy 
Digital Collections Management Compendium  
The Signal Blog  and our "new on"  series.
LC Labs
LC for Robots
By the People Crowdsourcing Program
Of the People 

Library of Congress

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Blogs: Personal Voices from the Library of Congress

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Washington Monument

Visiting DC

Seat of government for the United States of America, Washington D.C’s unforgettable skyline is marked by some of the world’s most celebrated monuments. The awe-inspiring structures, statues and temples that grace its National Mall tell fascinating stories through their histories and designs. From the Washington Monument to the World War II Memorial to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, D.C. traces the history of the U.S. Combining this experience with its wealth of museums, performing venues and fine dining opportunities, Washington provides a world-class travel destination.

Washington D.C. Official Tourism Site
Museums & Venues: What's Open & Reopening (COVID-related operations update)
Visiting the Library of Congress: Events, Exhibitions