Sunday, July 01, 2007

British Library wants "Little's Log" for the nation

Along with such brilliant sites as pb.com, Little's Log had been chosen by the British Library to be archived for future reference and research work.

Around 150 blogs and sites nationally are involved and the British Library is choosing “sites of research value reflecting national culture and events of historical importance. These could include web pages focusing on key events in national life, museum web pages, e-theses, selected blogs to support research material and web-based literary and creative projects by British subjects.”

This means that my blog will be archived and preserved by the British Library so that my random musing will, unbelievably, be available to both current and future generations of researchers.

I feel very proud that a small-time blogger such as myself has been chosen from the thousands available. I have always meant this site to be focused on local politics and the happenings in Bowthorpe and City Hall, plus a few national insights and some details of my parliamentary campaigns. It has never sought to rival people like Iain Dale but be a resource for local people. My inclusion in the national e-campaigning work of the DCLG plus this news from the British Library are a real honour and I am very pleased to be involved. It is, I am told, a mark of the work that I have put into this and the unique style and character of my blog (whatever that means) - so thank you and also to the people that contribute through comments. I am delighted!

Better start checking my spelling now that I'm being recorded...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very well earned Antony. Unlike the big boys of the blogging world you are one of my daily reads because of your down to earth approach to politics and focus on grassroots campaigning. Your writing style makes yours one of the best blogs written by any Norfolk politican, councillor, candidate or activist. You deserve it!

Malbrook Road Resident said...

I can see why they chose you - regularly written, witty and honest. This blog was one of the reasons I voted for you - well done!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Yourself and Norfolk Blogger really do lead the field locally - a timely and worthwhile honour.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the 'Edit' tool shall be in use for certain biased blog postings, I should think.