February 25, 2021

Digital Preservation: “Library of Congress to Preserve DNC Host Committee’s Digital, Social Platforms”

From the Philadelphia Business Journal:

When the Democratic National Convention Host Committee tapped Annie Heckenberger to lead its digital and social media department, she agreed to spend more than 12 months creating a mobile- and dekstop-friendly website, and accounts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more, only to have the creations disappear after the convention leaves town.

“I was basically told that we would do this up until the end of the convention when the nominee was set and then we would shut down the channels,” Heckenberger told the Philadelphia Business Journal.

But one call changed that. “I heard from the Library of Congress and they are going to preserve the website and archive it,” she said. “And it sounds like the social channels will be preserved too.”

Read the Complete Article/Interview with Annie Heckenberger

UPDATE: The Library of Congress has let infoDOCKET know that digital material from the Republican National Convention will also be preserved and become part of the United States Elections Web Archive that will become accessible here.

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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