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TELECOMWORLDWIRE-28 February 2006-Google pilots online film National Archives(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

A pilot programme involving the US's National Archives and search engine company Google, will provide free online access to historical films, as part of Google's effort to make written and multimedia works available online.

The National Archives and Records Administration was established in 1934, serving the US's record keeper as an independent federal agency.

US archivist Allen Weinstein is working with Google Video to establish an online library of 103 films, including documentaries and movies, which have previously been available only to those people able to visit Washington DC, in the US.

According to Google, visitors to the online library will be able to watch video from World War II newsreels and the story of Apollo 11's landing on the moon, plus the 1894 film 'Carmencita - Spanish Dance'.

Documentaries from the 1930s are also included in the collection, detailing events such as the creation of Boulder Dam and the establishment of the US's national and state park system. The titles will be accessible through the National Archives website and via Google Video.

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