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Control Issues: A Report of SXSW ’18

Posted by: Jaime Mears

We went to the SXSW Conference this year to reach an audience of tech developers with our session Hacking the Library of Congress. As you may expect from an emerging technology conference, sessions on virtual reality (VR) (48 sessions) and blockchain (29 sessions) dominated the week.  At the Virtual Cinema, attendees demoed a variety of VR …

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Iterative Collaboration at LC Labs

Posted by: Jaime Mears

The following is a repost of a blog post from the SAA’s Electronic Records Section: BloggERS! This post is part of the recent BloggERS series on “Collaborating Beyond the Archival Profession.”  The LC Labs team works to increase the impact of Library of Congress digital collections. This includes not only the 2,500,000+ items available on loc.gov, …

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Making a Newspaperbot

Posted by: Jaime Mears

The following is a guest post from Library of Congress Labs Innovation Intern, Aditya Jain. While exploring the possibilities of digital collections, Aditya created @newspaperbot. Below he shares his process, some of the challenges he encountered, along with the code. Due to updates related to Twitter’s API, this bot is no longer functional. The Chronicling …