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FCC to propose video.gov archive

According to Aliya Sternstein at NextGov there’s a proposal in the draft federal broadband plan to create a .gov video archive called video.gov. It’ll be similar to the government’s data.gov initiative. Wonder when they’ll create a documents.gov? Oh yeah, they already have that! It’s called the FDLP and it’s been around for almost 200 years!!

A proposal in the draft of the government’s imminent broadband plan would create a YouTube-like online archive called Video.gov to preserve agencies’ Web content and possibly information provided by the media, an official with the Federal Communications Commission said on Monday.

The planned national digital archives for the 21st century would expand upon the government’s Data.gov Web site, a warehouse of downloadable federal statistics, and be maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress and other agencies, said Eugene Huang, FCC’s director of government performance and civic engagement for the national broadband plan.

[Thanks for the tweet Michael Riedyk at DotGov]

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