September 25, 2021

Now Available: Watch and Keyword Search Video of Today’s Librarian of Congress Nomination Hearing

A video recording and a searchable text transcript (cool!) of today’s Librarian of Congress of nomination hearing of Dr. Carla Hayden is now available online from the C-SPAN Video Library.

The complete transcript is keyword searchable and you can limit to a specific speaker. Caveat: the transcript comes from the closed-captioning so it’s not perfect but it can get the job done in many cases. Plus, you always have the video to verify what you read. Once you find a clip, click and go directly to the video where those words are spoken. Of course, you can also watch the video from the beginning and scrub forwards and backwards.

There’s More

At the bottom of the video box note the “Clip” link/scissors icon. If you register for a C-SPAN account (free) you can create custom clips of the hearing and share them with with others using a URL generated by the service. A custom can be a portion of the hearing , let’s day from 10:01-15:42. Just move the levers and click.

Essential and Important: The C-SPAN Video Library

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Since day one we’ve been an admirer and regular user of this wonderful and important resource that also happens to be the recipient of a Peabody Award.

In a nutshell this the C-SPAN Video Library contains (as of today) more than 222,000 hours of video content, just about everything that has ever aired on C-SPAN. It’s also free to access and use.

The video includes political rallies, interviews, lectures, tours of historical locations, and thousands of hours of author interviews, all keyword searchable. Video can also be limited using metadata assigned to each entry.

Here are a few of examples of what you’ll find:

You can access the C-SPAN Video Library search interface at the top of any C-SPAN web page or from http://www.c-span.org/about/videoLibrary/

More about the C-SPAN Video Library in future posts.

See Also: Librarian of Congress: Prepared Testimony of Dr. Carla Hayden Now Available Online

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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