BURLINGTON, MA (June 24, 2010) – Signiant, the pioneering software developer of content supply chain management solutions, announced today that the Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, has implemented Signiant software to manage, automate and securely control the movement of the library’s content, including millions of books, audio and video recordings, photographs, maps, manuscripts, and even social media updates such as Twitter feeds.
“The Library of Congress has accumulated unique relics such as photographs and recordings that unfortunately deteriorate over time,” said Thomas Youkel, an information technology specialist and senior systems engineer at the Library of Congress. “Signiant helps us securely manage, move, preserve and share these priceless American treasures internally and online once they are digitized, and even helps us archive user-generated content from various public websites, including Twitter. Social media updates may seem like disposable bits of pop-culture today, but future generations of archeologists may feel differently.”
Signiant’s content supply chain management solutions are built on a core platform of reliability, openness and WAN/Networking/IP technical experts with patented and time-tested technology deployed in hundreds of global organizations. A powerful central management capability combined with distributed software agents allows content movement to be tracked, automated, secured and accelerated, creating a complete content supply chain management solution.
“Signiant is proud to support the mission of the Library of Congress to digitize our American heritage. Whether preserving Mathew Brady’s photographs of the Civil War, or archiving user-generated online content, Signiant is proving itself to be up to the challenge,” said Dennis Albano, CEO for Signiant. “This seems like a natural progression for us because Signiant has always ensured that the digital content of all our customers is managed across the content supply chain with the same level of care it would receive if it were a rare American artifact.”
About the Library of Congress
Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at http://www.loc.gov/ and via interactive exhibitions on a personalized website at myLOC.gov.