New Library of Congress website launches on MOSS 2007

Library of Congress Experience I mentioned in a previous post the work I’ve been doing with the Library of Congress.  It has been a great effort and an excellent showcase of the power and flexibility of our platform.  On April 12th, we closed another chapter in this unprecendented effort by officially launching their website.  The website has been architected and built on top of a platform consisting of SharePoint Server 2007, Silverlight, Windows Communication Foundation, and Windows Live ID.  The launch of the site on this past Saturday marked the culmination of 9 months of work to deliver a compelling solution that’s geared at reshaping how Americans view American History by literally bringing many of the historical treasures contained within the walls of the Library of Congress to life and allowing not only the American people, but the entire world to experience this great treasure.

The launch of the website capped off a great week for the Library of Congress and Microsoft.  As a part of the revitalized digital experience, coined the “Library of Congress Experience”, is also the launch of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)-based interactive touch screen kiosks that’s running within the Library of Congress’s Thomas Jefferson Building in DC.  There, US citizens, and people travelling to DC from around the world, will be able to enage within an immersive technology experience that allows people to interact with the Library’s historical collections in new and exciting ways.  The site takes this onsite experience and brings it to the web!

Library of Congress Experience InteractivesIn the coming weeks, myself, in combination with our great partners, Portal Solutions and Schematic will be creating a “How We Did It” article (likely to be posted on the SharePoint Team Blog), in the same vein as the twopart article I published on another great effort with Conservation International, that’ll dive deeper into the overall solution architecture and cover specifics around logical and physical architecture as well as discuss implementation details of key features and functionality.


So stay tuned!

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