In a high-profile win showcasing its growing government business, Terremark (TMRK) will host the Library of Congress’ new interactive Web site, myLOC.gov, the companion to the new onsite Library of Congress Experience, which launches April 12.
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, maintaining over 138 million items on more than 650 miles of shelves. myLOC.gov, an immersive site with interactive features that mirror the Library of Congress Experience in the Thomas Jefferson Building, will be powered by Terremark’s Highly Managed Hosting. The will provide visitors with an interactive educational experience while also serving as a central repository for engaging digital content. The Library of Congress is expecting the newly redesigned Web site to support more than 3 million new user accounts on myLOC.gov within the first year.
“Technology and interaction with historical artifacts are crucial to engaging the imagination and critical-thinking skills of young people, which is why this partnership with Terremark is so important to our mission of making our unparalleled collections more broadly accessible and creating lifelong learners,” said James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress. “They will meet the richness of the past, spark their own curiosity and imagination, and continue the adventure of learning online, at home.”
“We view the solutions we will provide the Library of Congress as a great service to the nation and an opportunity to help bring the Library’s vast collections to the fingertips of Americans everywhere,” said Manuel D. Medina, Chairman and CEO of Terremark Worldwide.
Immersive exhibits in the new Library of Congress Experience will tell the story of the documents and words that created the American republic, featuring the original library of Thomas Jefferson that founded the Library of Congress, and showcasing the beautiful art and architecture of the Jefferson Building itself. Highlights include Jefferson’s original rough draft of the Declaration of Independence with handwritten edits, Martin Waldseem