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Digital Scholarship Resource Guide: Text analysis (part 4 of 7)

Posted by: Abbey Potter

This is part four in a seven part resource guide for digital scholarship by Samantha Herron, our 2017 Junior Fellow. Part one is available here, part two about making digital documents is here, part three is about tools to work with data, and part four (below) is all about doing text analysis. The full guide is available …

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Digital Scholarship Resource Guide: So now you have digital data… (part 3 of 7)

Posted by: Abbey Potter

This is part three of our Digital Scholarship Research Guide created by Samantha Herron. See parts one about digital scholarship projects and two about how to create digital documents. So now you have digital data… Great! But what to do? Regardless of what your data are (sometimes it’s just pictures and documents and notes, sometimes …

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Digital Scholarship Resource Guide: Making Digital Resources, Part 2 of 7

Posted by: Abbey Potter

This is part two in a seven part resource guide for digital scholarship by Samantha Herron, our 2017 Junior Fellow. Part one is available here, and the full guide is available as a PDF download.  Creating Digital Documents The first step in creating an electronic copy of an analog (non-digital) document is usually scanning it …

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New Year, New You: A Digital Scholarship Guide (in seven parts!)

Posted by: Abbey Potter

To get 2018 going in a positive digital direction, we are releasing a guide for working with digital resources. Every Wednesday for the next seven weeks a new part of the guide will be released on The Signal. The guide covers what digital archives and digital humanities are trying to achieve, how to create digital documents, …

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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 …