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Archive: May 2023 (6 Posts)

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New FADGI Project: Researching Accessibility in Open-Source Digital Preservation Applications

Posted by: Tracee Haupt

This is a guest post from Chris Lacinak, Founder and CEO of AVP, and Kate Murray, Digital Projects Coordinator in Digital Collections Management and Services at the Library of Congress. Recognizing the importance of meeting the Library of Congress’s goals and mission related to accessibility, the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) has embarked on …

What’s new online at the Library of Congress – May 2023

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Interested in learning more about what’s new in the Library of Congress’ digital collections? The Signal shares bi-monthly updates of new additions to publicly available digital collections and we love showing off all the hard work of our colleagues from across the Library. Read on for a sample of what’s been added recently and some …

Members of the FADGI AudioVisual Working Group pose in a conference room with virtual attendees appearing on the screen behind them.

Getting the Band Back Together: Recap of FADGI Audiovisual Working Group Meeting

Posted by: Tracee Haupt

Today’s guest post is from Kate Murray, Digital Projects Coordinator in Digital Collections Management and Services and Charles Hosale at American Folklife Center, both from the Library of Congress. I have said more than once that ‘FADGI’, pronounced ‘fah-gee’ and short for the Federal Agencies Digital  Guidelines Initiative, is a terrible acronym (Charles quips “Hey, …

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The crowdsourced transcription lifecycle – from conception to retirement

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Today’s guest post is from Lauren Algee, a Senior Collections Specialist in the Digital Content Management Section and a By the People community manager. After years of service from thousands of volunteers, some of the oldest completed By the People crowdsourced transcription campaigns are celebrating their retirement! This week, the By the People team retired 10 …

Post-processing a manuscript in the Library’s Digital Scan Center, which conforms to FADGI guidance.”

3rd Edition of FADGI Still Image Digitization Guidelines Finalized

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Today’s guest post is from Hana Beckerle, a Digital Imaging Specialist in the Digitization Services Section at the Library of Congress. The Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) Still Image Working Group has finalized the Third Edition of its influential Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials. The Working Group published a draft version of the …

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Relational Reconstruction of the Portland Chinese Vegetable Gardens

Posted by: Jaime Mears

The following is a guest post by Dri Chiu Tattersfield (they/he), an artist and educator from Taipei, Taiwan and Portland, Oregon who loves maps and moss, and the Library’s 2023 Innovator in Residence Jeffrey Yoo Warren. As part of his residency, Warren will publish a toolkit to empower communities to create relational reconstructions of destroyed …