Sunday, March 21, 2010

C-Span Video Archive Available

Last week C-SPAN launched video archives of its programming. According to the C-Span Video Library Blog,

The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses, Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 157,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible through the database and electronic archival systems developed and maintained by the C-SPAN Archives.

As pointed out by Law Librarian Blog, C-SPAN programming, including congressional sessions and committee hearings, can serve as an excellent unofficial source of legislative history.