May 28, 2022

C-SPAN Video Library Provides Keyword Searchable Video of Presidential Inauguration

The Peabody award winning C-SPAN Video Library (free to access)  provides keyword searchable transcript and video of today’s Presidential Inauguration.

At some point soon additional metadata should be added to enhance access.

The searchable transcript utilizes uncorrected closed captioning from the broadcast.

Finally, registered users (not required) can create custom, shareable video clips. You can learn more about this feature here.

As of today, the C-SPAN Video Library offers access to over 265,000 hours of searchable and streamable video (just about everything that has aired on C-SPAN), most of it keyword searchable.

Direct to Presidential Inauguration Video (via C-SPAN)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.