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Archive: 2024 (5 Posts)

hand colored wood-block print from the Urdu narrative poem (masnavi) written about a legendary folk romance

What’s New Online at the Library of Congress: April 2024

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Interested in learning more about what’s new in the Library of Congress’ digital collections? The Signal shares updates on new additions to our 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 of our favorite highlights. Click here for …

A New Resource to Explore Library of Congress Transcription Datasets

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Today’s guest post is from Madeline Goebel, a Digital Collections Specialist at the Library of Congress. As a reader of the Signal, you may already be familiar with By the People, the Library of Congress’s crowdsourcing program that allows volunteers to transcribe, review, and tag digitized pages from the Library’s collections. Further, you may already know …

Black and white photograph of woman with pin curls operating machinery in Baltimore.

Stayin’ Alive: How Community and Maintenance Support Digital Preservation

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Today’s guest post is from Genevieve Havemeyer-King, a Senior Digital Collections Specialist in the Digital Collections Management and Services Division. “Development is maintenance.” Brian Marick, “Agile Manifesto” co-author This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Digital Collections Management Compendium’s public debut on loc.gov. The Digital Collections Management and Services Division officially launched the Compendium …

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An Outpouring of Love for Douglass Day 2024

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Today’s guest post is from Lauren Algee, a Senior Digital Collections Specialist in the Digital Content Management Section and a By the People community manager.** Douglass Day 2024 marked the busiest day in the history of By the People, the Library of Congress’s crowdsourced transcription program. The transcribe-a-thon for the Frederick Douglass Papers was groundbreaking …

1870s songsters covers for "Brigham Young" and "Love among the roses"

What’s New Online at the Library of Congress: February 2024

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Interested in learning more about what’s new in the Library of Congress’ digital collections? The Signal shares updates on new additions to our 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 of our favorite …