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The Computing Cultural Heritage Collections Project is Looking for Researchers!

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

Do you work with digital collections as data in your research? Apply for a contract to work with Library of Congress data in the cloud as part of the Computing Cultural Heritage Collections project. Researchers will help the Library build a rich understanding of the uses for large scale computational access to library collections, including …

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Interactive Maps, Oral Histories, LC for Robots, and More! 2020 Library of Congress Junior Fellows Explored the Library’s Collections, Data, and Access

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

Each summer, the Library of Congress welcomes a cohort of Junior Fellows to its Summer Intern Program.  The 10-week paid fellowship allows undergraduate and graduate students to embark on special projects with in Library collections and services, while learning about work in a large cultural heritage organization.  This year, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, …

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LC LABS LETTER: A Special Edition from the Library of Congress Labs Team

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

Special Edition: Contracting opportunities!! This time-sensitive message about open procurements comes between our normal monthly updates. Please share widely share with any lists, people, or groups who might be interested! Note: Federal hiring and procurement rules prohibit us from answering questions about open opportunities – please use the contact info provided in the listing. Current Opportunities …

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Machine Learning + Libraries: A Report on the State of the Field

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

Digital collections in libraries are vast—and growing, as we continue to digitize cultural heritage materials and acquire new born digital collections.  At the same time, the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence has grown exponentially.  At LC Labs, we explore how technology can help fulfill the Library of Congress’s vision that “all Americans are …

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Experimenting with speech-to-text and collections at the Library

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

This guest blog post is shared by Chris Adams, Solutions Architect in the Office of the Chief Information Officer/IT Design & Development Directorate, and Julia Kim, Digital Projects Coordinator at the National Library for the Blind and Print Disabled at the Library of Congress, formerly the Digital Assets Specialist at the American Folklife Center, supporting …

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LC Maps for Robots

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

The following is a repost from the blog Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at the Library of Congress. The author is Rachel Trent, Digital Collections and Automation Coordinator in the Geography and Maps Division. Interested in bulk downloading maps from the Library of Congress’s online collections? Need a corpus of historical map images to build a training dataset …

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

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

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 …

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LC Labs Letter: April 2020

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

LC LABS LETTER A Monthly Roundup of News and Thoughts from the Library of Congress Labs Team Editor’s Note As it did for many people across the country and all over the world, the month of March brought new ways of working and communicating and challenging, complex circumstances for the LC Labs team. We found …