Hmm, I suppose it had to happen. Yup, Google Video has added content from the US National Archives. Will anyone actually care? At this point I am not going to hold my breath until this has had a chance to settle for a time.

Reno, NV – Friday, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) announced the launch of a pilot program to convert historic documentaries and movies belonging to the US National Archives into video that Google is making available for free online through Google Video. This non-exclusive agreement will enable researchers and the general public to access a diverse collection of historic movies, documentaries and other films from the US National Archives via Google Video (http://video.google.com/nara.html) as well as the National Archives website (www.archives.gov).

The move by the US National Archives is in keeping with its decision to make content and video more freely available over the Internet. But for Google its a big advantage in expanding Google Video use in competition with other search engines. [Read the rest]

[tags]movies,google video,us national archives,documentaries,reno[/tags]