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RFS 2.0 – A Year On

Posted by: Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez

Today’s guest post is from Kate Murray (Digital Projects Coordinator, Digital Collections Management & Services Division), Marcus Nappier (Digital Collections Specialist, Digital Content Management Section), and Ted Westervelt (Chief, US/Anglo Division) at the Library of Congress. Introduction As the Library of Congress expands its digital collecting activities, the Recommended Formats Statement (RFS) has revised its …

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Selected Datasets: A New Library of Congress Collection

Posted by: Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez

Friends, data wranglers, lend me your ears; The Library of Congress’ Selected Datasets Collection is now live! You can now download datasets of the Simple English Wikipedia, the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, sports economic data, half a million emails from Enron, and urban soil lead abatement from this online collection. This initial set of …

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Earth Day 2020 Has Gone Digital

Posted by: Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez

This is a guest post by Jennifer “JJ” Harbster, Head of the Science Reference Section in the Library’s Science, Technology and Business Division. She had her first taste of web archiving with the Internet Archive’s collaborative project documenting Hurricane Katrina and went on to lead the Science Blogs Web Archive. On April 22, 2020 we …

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In the Library’s Web Archives: Dig If You Will the Pictures

Posted by: Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez

The Digital Content Management section has been working on a project to extract and make available sets of files from the Library’s significant Web Archives holdings. This is another step to explore the Web Archives and make them more widely accessible and usable. Our aim in creating these sets is to identify reusable, “real world” …

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In the Library’s Web Archives: Totally Tabular Data

Posted by: Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez

The Digital Content Management section has been working on a project to extract and make available sets of files from the Library’s significant Web Archives holdings. This is another step to explore the Web Archives and make them more widely accessible and usable. Our aim in creating these sets is to identify reusable, “real world” content in the Library’s …