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Strategic Plan 2.0: A Digitally-Infused Five-Year Plan

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

For decades, digital technologies have rewritten the playbook for government agencies, libraries, and cultural heritage organizations. The Library of Congress has investigated, implemented, and even invented new digital approaches and technical methods since the 1950s, aspiring better to serve Congress and the American people with each new technical turn. Today, technology fuels everything we do, …

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An Introduction to Born Digital Collections at the Manuscript Division, or How to Cross the Equator

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

The following guest post by Josh Levy, Historian of Science and Technology in the Library’s Manuscript Division, is part two of a series. You can find Part 1 of the series, “Doing History with Born Digital Files: the Rhoda Métraux and Edward Lorenz Papers,” posted on The Signal. Archives can’t just collect physical objects anymore. …

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Introducing Marya McQuirter, CCDI Program Director

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

This post is cross-posted from the Library blog Of the People: Widening the Path. We are delighted to introduce Marya McQuirter, the new program director for the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI). CCDI is a four-year program encouraging creative uses of the Library’s digital collections to center the histories, lives and experiences of Black, Indigenous …

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Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud: An Interview with Khadijah Camp

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

We are so pleased to introduce Khadijah Camp, who has joined us temporarily from the Library Collections Service Group’s Employee Resources Management & Planning Team. She is working as an Innovation Specialist on the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) initiative. CCHC is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. …

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Annotation as Aesthetic: A Closing Interview with Innovator in Residence Courtney McClellan

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

2021 Innovator in Residence Courtney McClellan created Speculative Annotation, an experimental browser-based application that encourages students and teachers to have conversations with historic Library of Congress items through annotation and mark-making. McClellan is a research-based artist who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. With a subject focus on speech and civic engagement, McClellan works in a range …

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Collective Wisdom: Book Sprint to Community Review

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

The following is a post by Senior Innovation Specialist Meghan Ferriter about the Collective Wisdom initiative. Collective Wisdom  seeks to identify and enrich networks of practitioners of crowdsourcing in cultural heritage, document current practices, and invite others to join in thoughtful consideration of future practices. Supported by an Arts & Humanities Research Council UK US-UK …

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Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud: How We’re Working with Researchers

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

The following is a post by Alice Goldfarb, an LC Labs team Innovation Specialist working on the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) initiative at the Library. As we recently announced, we are working with three digital humanities researchers as part of the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) initiative, where we are …

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Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud: How Our Values Drive Our Processes

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

The following is a post by Olivia Dorsey, an LC Labs team Innovation Specialist working on the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) initiative at the Library. Hello! Things have really started to get underway with the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) initiative, like rounding out our team and the arrival of …

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Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud: An Interview with Alice Goldfarb

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

We’re thrilled to share that Alice Goldfarb has joined the LC Labs team as an Innovation Specialist! Alice will be working on the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) initiative at the Library. The CCHC initiative is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Centered in LC Labs, the project aims to …