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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, …

Introducing the new EPUB reader for e-books at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Today’s guest post is from Kristy Darby, a Digital Collections Specialist at the Library of Congress. The Open Access Books Collection on loc.gov includes approximately 6,000 contemporary open access e-books covering a wide range of subjects, including history, music, poetry, technology, and works of fiction. All books in this collection were published under open access licenses, …

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Even More Fun with File Formats!

Posted by: Tracee Haupt

Today’s guest post is from Kate Murray, Marcus Nappier, and Liz Holdzkom of the Digital Collections Management & Services Division at the Library of Congress. Fun with File Formats is back with another installment! Our first two blog posts from December 2021 and June 2022 were very popular with readers of The Signal. No surprise that there are …

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FADGI’s embARC Now Supports FFV1!

Posted by: Tracee Haupt

Today’s guest post is from Kate Murray, Digital Projects Coordinator in Digital Collections Management and Services at the Library of Congress and Bertram Lyons, Partner at AVP. FADGI (Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative) is pleased to announce a new release of its free open source application embARC with support for FFV1 encoding. embARC, short for …

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Performing Arts in the Coronavirus Web Archive: Part 1

Posted by: Tracee Haupt

This post was originally written by Melissa Wertheimer, a Music Reference Specialist at the Library of Congress, for In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog. In June 2020, I was appointed to the Library’s interdisciplinary Coronavirus Web Archive project team to select social and cultural content. The Coronavirus Web Archive’s official landing page and press release came out on #WebArchiveWednesday, …

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Fun with File Formats

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Today’s guest post is from Kate Murray, Marcus Nappier, and Liz Holdzkom of the Digital Collections Management & Services Division at the Library of Congress. Are you a file format fan? If you’re curious how to pronounce the still image format HEIF (spoiler alert: it rhymes with “beef”) or the difference between PDF/A-3 and PDF/A-4, …