Let’s Get Pinning!

pinToday the Library of Congress launched its own Pinterest account, continuing efforts to make educational, historical and cultural resources available to web users across many platforms.

With Pinterest, the Library can share visual content with a wide audience, allowing them to also curate their own collections featuring the same content by creating and managing “boards” and “pinning” items. Each pin links back to the original Library source material.

The Library is the repository to more than 158 million items of cultural and historical value, including more than 13.7 million photographs, 5.5 million maps, 6.7 million pieces of sheet music and 69 million manuscripts. More than 45.2 million of these items are freely available on the Library’s website.

The Pinterest account joins other social-media platforms, including YouTube, Flickr, Twitter and Facebook.

(Originally Published by the Library of Congress BlogJune 20, 2014

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