C-SPAN Video Library Blog : September 2009 Archive

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The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible through the database and electronic archival systems developed and maintained by the C-SPAN Archives. More Info

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Comments on New Website Welcomed

September 17, 2009

C-SPAN welcomes comments on its new C-SPAN Video Library web site. Full release of the site is targeted for around October 1, 2009. Until that time, this beta version is available for use.

We invite early users to send comments and suggestions to Web Site Comments

Continue to look to our new blog for more information about the development and new features of this site.

C-SPAN Unveils New Archival Website

The C-SPAN Archives has unveiled a new web site and Flash video player. It has many new features and enhanced search options. In this space we will explain many of the new features and demonstrate how to use them.

The Video Library is the entry to the vast history of public affairs events that C-SPAN has covered for the past twenty years. The collection is unrivaled in significant events that are documented in the C-SPAN video record. The indexing and now this site make this video record accessible in ways that here-to-fore were not possible.

In reviewing the significant events, do not overlook many programs that may seem less momentous, but are equally important. In covering the routine meetings, news conferences, and briefings that occur every day, C-SPAN has built a record that allows you to now go back and see what people said when few were paying attention. Barack Obama appears on a panel on cities when he was a state legislator. Nancy Pelosi can be be observed in congressional hearings when she was a junior member of Congress. Our future leaders are on the House and Senate floor and on C-SPAN call-ins daily.

We hope you are as excited about this new resource as we are in bringing it to you. It makes the work of the C-SPAN archivists real by allowing us to share our vast video resources with the public.

C-SPAN brings public affairs events to cable and satellite television on a daily basis. Now C-SPAN brings its complete archives with searchable, viewable, and shareable video. online and free to the public to use.

Explore it. Then come back to this space to learn more about the collection and how to use this site.