The Golf Blog: that’s it, we’re legit

mulligan, 30 August 2005, Comments Off on The Golf Blog: that’s it, we’re legit
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No doubt, there are a number of ways a golf website might gain “legitimacy”: getting media credentials, interviewing tour players, receiving unsolicited requests from golf product manufacturers and a PGA tour event, or even having others pay money to Google to run ads based on search requests using your trademark.

That’s all fine and dandy, but we think those indicia of legitimacy all pale in comparison to this request we’ve just received from the Library of Congress, “this nation’s oldest federal cultural institution”:

“The United States Library of Congress has selected your Web site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the Supreme Court, and we request your permission to collect and display your Web site. The Library of Congress preserves the Nation’s cultural artifacts and provides enduring access to them. The Library’s traditional functions, acquiring, cataloging, preserving and serving collection materials of historical importance to the Congress and the American people to foster education and scholarship, extend to digital materials, including Web sites.

“The Library of Congress or its agent will engage in the collection of content from your Web site at regular intervals. The Library will make this collection available to researchers onsite at Library facilities.

“The Library also wishes to make the collection available to offsite researchers by hosting the collection on the Library’s public access Web site. The Library hopes that you share its vision of preserving Web materials about the Supreme Court and permitting researchers from across the world to access them.”

The Golf Blog in the Library of Congress? We are truly honored, and can only hope that we can live up to that standard of excellence that befits both institutions, the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court. Stay tuned for our expanding coverage of Supreme Court issues forthwith — or is that post-haste?

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