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Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud: An Interview with Olivia Dorsey

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

We’re thrilled to share that Olivia Dorsey recently joined the LC Labs team as an Innovation Specialist! Olivia 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 …

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Doing History with Born Digital Files: the Rhoda Métraux and Edward Lorenz Papers

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

The following is a guest post by Josh Levy, Historian of Science and Technology in the Library’s Manuscript Division. What’s a historian to do with a born digital file? On Christmas Day, 1854, between family gatherings and fretting over the cost of living in Washington, engineer Montgomery Meigs was notating his plans to build a …

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Looking Back and Forward with LC Labs

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

Last year, LC Labs worked with partners across the Library and outside its walls to advance the Digital Strategy. Here’s a look back at some of our work on the strategy’s goals of opening the treasure chest, connecting, and investing in our future, and a preview of this year’s plans. In the coming year, we …

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Exploring the Past with Sanborn Maps and Newspaper Navigator

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

Walk the streets of any U.S. city today, and you might come across historic markers or masonry etchings indicating what the buildings used to be. It is always fascinating to learn what our neighborhoods, cities, and towns used to be —factories turned residences, street names changed, the places and spaces our predecessors lived, ate, and …

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Can you help? Seeking people to take part in user research

Posted by: Abbey Potter

Experimenting toward the Digital Strategy In LC Labs we work collaboratively across the Library of Congress, and with external partners, to advance and the agency’s Digital Strategy. We do this through experimentation, engagement and research. We try approaches and explore technologies that could help us connect with users, share our resources in new ways, and …