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Library of Congress acts as America’s hard drive

“There’s more than one site for the Library of Congress, and some of its campuses can be pretty far outside of the Beltway and off the beaten path, while still serving an important job. Located 70 miles southwest of D.C., the Library of Congress’s Packard Campus is in Culpeper, Va. In a thick, sturdy building that makes you feel as if you’re perpetually in some sort of “LOST” bunker (it actually was built as an apocalypse bunker during the Cold War), it is ground zero for the library’s efforts to digitize and save every TV program, movie, CD and album in American history. Even video games and the occasional YouTube clip. Although it’s unlikely that they’ll bother with your 2009 vacation video, it’s not impossible either. (via POLITICO)

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