Miami, Florida – (The Hosting News) – April 7, 2008 – Integrated Tier-1 Internet exchange and managed IT infrastructure solutions provider, Terremark Federal Group, Inc., has been selected to host the Library of Congress interactive web site, myLOC.gov.
The subsidiary of Terremark Worldwide, Inc., a provider of managed IT infrastructure services, will support the website, as a companion to the new onsite Library of Congress Experience that 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 leverage Terremark’s Highly Managed Hosting, a service that provides high levels of support and availability. The newly redesigned Web site will provide visitors with a highly interactive and educational experience while also serving as a central repository for engaging digital content.
James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress noted, ”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.”
The Library of Congress is expecting more than 3 million new user accounts on myLOC.gov within the first year, with millions of physical visitors to the interactive kiosks in the Jefferson Building, making Terremark’s services vital to delivering virtual hands-on interaction with the Library of Congress Experience.
Jo Ann Jenkins, Chief Operating Officer at the Library remarked, ”The Library of Congress chose Terremark based on its reputation for delivering top-quality services coupled with highly secure facilities – all of which many critical federal agencies depend upon.”
Manuel D. Medina, Chairman and CEO of Terremark Worldwide commented, ”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.”
The new Experience comprises a series of immersive exhibits exploring the Early Americas, telling 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 Waldseemuller’s 1507 map that was the first document to use the word ”America,” and the Gutenberg Bible.
Jamie Dos Santos, President and Chief Executive Officer of Terremark Federal Group commented, ”We are very proud to have the opportunity to work with the Library of Congress. Our team is eager to play a key role in hosting myLOC.gov, which we see as an extension to the many priceless collections so important to the history of our country and to scholars the world over.”
The Library of Congress Experience opens to the public on Saturday, April 12, with celebratory programming from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE, Washington, D.C., 20540. The myLOC.gov site will launch simultaneously.
Terremark Worldwide, Inc. (AMEX:TWW) is a leading operator of integrated Tier-1 Internet exchanges and a global provider of managed IT infrastructure solutions for government and private sectors. Terremark delivers its portfolio of services from seven locations in the U.S., Europe and Latin America and from four service aggregation and distribution locations, which aggregate network traffic and distribute network-based services in Europe and Asia to meet specific customer needs. Terremark’s flagship facility, the NAP of the Americas, is the model for the carrier-neutral Internet exchanges the company has in Santa Clara, California (NAP of the Americas/West), in Sao Paulo, Brazil (NAP do Brasil) and in Madrid, Spain (NAP de las Americas – Madrid). The carrier-neutral NAP of the Americas is a state-of-the-art facility that provides exchange point, colocation and managed services. Terremark is headquartered at 2601 S. Bayshore Drive, 9th Floor, Miami, Florida USA, (305) 856-3200.
For more information on the Library of Congress Experience, please visit: www.loc.gov/experience.
To learn more, please visit: www.terremark.com.