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Welcoming Jer Thorp as Innovator-in-Residence

Posted by: Abbey Potter

Starting this week, acclaimed data artist Jer Thorp began his tenure as the 2017 Library of Congress Innovator-in-Residence. He will spend six months with the National Digital Initiatives team exploring the Library’s digital collections and creating an art piece that will be displayed in the Library’s public spaces. Jer Thorp is an artist and educator …

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Using data from historic newspapers

Posted by: Abbey Potter

This post is derived from a talk David Brunton, current Chief of Repository Development at the Library of Congress, gave to a group of librarians in 2015.  I am going to make a single point this morning, followed by a quick live demonstration of some interfaces. I have no slides, but I will be visiting …

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Collections as Data: IMPACT

Posted by: Abbey Potter

If you are in the Washington, DC area next week (or can be), please be our guest at a very special day-long event hosted by The Library of Congress National Digital Initiatives. “Collections as Data: Impact” will be held 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, in the Coolidge Auditorium on the first floor of the …

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Innovate, Integrate, and Legislate: Announcing an App Challenge

Posted by: Abbey Potter

Updated 10/19/17: The Congressional Data Challenge is now available! Below is the blog post with more information. Announcing the Library of Congress Congressional Data Challenge This is a guest post from John Pull, Communications Officer of the Office of the Chief Information Officer. This morning, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Library of Congress Chief Information …

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Automating Digital Archival Processing at Johns Hopkins University

Posted by: Abbey Potter

This is a guest post from Elizabeth England, National Digital Stewardship Resident, and Eric Hanson, Digital Content Metadata Specialist, at Johns Hopkins University.  Elizabeth: In my National Digital Stewardship Residency at Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries, I am responsible for a digital preservation project addressing a large backlog (about 50 terabytes) of photographs documenting the university’s …

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Recommendations for Enabling Digital Scholarship

Posted by: Abbey Potter

Mass digitization — coupled with new media, technology and distribution networks — has transformed what’s possible for libraries and their users. The Library of Congress makes millions of items freely available on loc.gov and other public sites like HathiTrust and DPLA. Incredible resources — like digitized historic newspapers from across the United States, the personal papers …

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Women’s History Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Posted by: Abbey Potter

This is a guest post from Sarah Osborne Bender, Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. I graduated from library school in 2001, just months after Wikipedia was launched. So as a freshly minted information professional, it is no surprise that I fell …