Newspaper Navigator Search Application Now Live!

On September 15, 2020, the Library of Congress announced the release of Newspaper Navigator, an experimental web application which makes 1.5 million photographs from the dataset from Chronicling America available to the public to explore for the first time. Read more about the design and features of the project below or jump straight to the newly launched application at //news-navigator.labs.loc.gov/search !

Newspaper Navigator Surfaces Treasure Trove of Historic Images – Get a Sneak Peek at Upcoming Data Jam!

Projects like Newspaper Navigator are busy unlocking even more digital content for members of the public to access from home. On May 7th at 2pm EST, Innovator in Residence Ben Lee will host a virtual data jam to experiment and play with thousands of images—including maps, advertisements, comics, and more!—from historical newspapers dating to the 1800s. In this post, Ben discusses his aspirations for engaging the American public with the millions of images he extracted from  Chronicling America.

Innovator Ben Lee and LC Labs Host “Data Jam” with 100 Million Historic Newspaper Images

A gallery of historic moustaches, a wall of 12,000 photos, a collage of First World War-era “damn the Kaiser” cartoons, and more were on display May 7, when 135 people attended a virtual “data jam” to dig into a massive new collection of historic newspaper images.  LC Labs hosted the event to showcase Library of […]

Sparking the Datamagination: 2021 Digital Strategy Summer Intern Design Sprint part II

This is an interview with Maria Capecchi, Abigail Tick, and Joshua Ortiz Baco, three of the seven students that joined our team during the summer of 2021. As a small group, they worked together to better understand the Newspaper Navigator data set with the needs of undergraduate students in mind.

Why Web Archiving?: A Conversation with Web Archivists and Researchers

On May 23, the Library of Congress hosted “#WhyWebArchiving: Preserving Internet Content for Research Use,” a virtual event that brought together Library subject experts actively involved in building web archives with researchers that have utilized the Library’s web archives in their work. The event kicked-off the 2022 Web Archiving Conference, which the Library co-hosted with […]

Library of Congress Opens Search for Next Innovator in Residence

The Library of Congress is looking for a creative dreamer and doer to serve as its next Innovator in Residence. Through May 2nd, 2022, the Library is inviting researchers, artists, and bold thinkers of all types to propose imaginative new experiments designed to open the Library’s vast treasure chest and connect its digital collections with […]