March 2, 2009
(7-30) UPDATE: Unfortunately, “Beckwith” the man who ran The Obama File website – all by himself – had to close the site due to lack of support. See here for his farewell (I hope not.) post.
How weird is this. The Obama file website has been picked up by the Library of Congress. The press doesn’t believe anything they have to say but the Library of Congress does? Do they have their own factchecker? And what exactly are the crises they’re referring to? Constitutional? Makes you wonder if it’s just barry’s people trying to get legal access to the folks who run it. Hope they have a back up site somewhere.
The Obama File (highlight added)
The Library of Congress
Date Tue 2/3/2009 9:30 AM
From webcapture @ loc.gov
To Beckwith @ TheObamaFile.com
Subject Library of Congress Permission Request
To Whom It May Concern:
The United States Library of Congress has selected your Web site for inclusion in its historic collections of Internet materials related to the Presidential Transition during a Time of Crises. The Library of Congress preserves the Nation’s cultural artifacts and provides enduring access to them. The Library’s traditional functions, acquiring, cataloging, preserving and serving collection materials of historical importance to the Congress and the American people to foster education and scholarship, extend to digital materials, including Web sites.
The following URL has been selected:
The Library of Congress or its agent will engage in the collection of content from your Web site at regular intervals. The Library will make this collection available to researchers onsite at Library facilities.
The Library also wishes to make the collection available to offsite researchers by hosting the collection on the Library’s public access Web site. The Library hopes that you share its vision of preserving materials about the Presidential Transition during a Time of Crises and permitting researchers from across the world to access them.