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Lowering barriers to using collections in an NDSR workshop with Shawn Averkamp

Posted by: Meghan Ferriter

This is a guest post by Charlotte Kostelic, National Digital Stewardship Resident with the Library of Congress and Royal Collection Trust for the Georgian Papers Programme. Her project focuses on exploring ways to optimize access and use among related digital collections held at separate institutions. This work has included a comparative analysis of international metadata …

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Welcoming Laura Wrubel and exploring digital scholarship at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Meghan Ferriter

In November, the LC Labs team welcomed Laura Wrubel as she kicked off her research leave in residence with the Library of Congress. Over the next 3 months, she’ll explore digital scholarship with our team and how it might be best supported. We checked in with her to learn more about her goals, background, and …

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October Innovator-in-Residence Update

Posted by: Meghan Ferriter

Library of Congress Innovator-in-Residence, Jer Thorp, has started diving into the collections at the Library. We’ve rounded up some of his activities in October and how he is sharing his process in this post. Jer has created a “text-based exploration of Library of Congress @librarycongress‘ MARC records, specifically of ~9M books & the names of …

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New FADGI MXF AS-07 Specification and Sample Files Published

Posted by: Meghan Ferriter

The following is a guest post by Kate Murray, organizer of the FADGI Audio-Visual Working Group and Digital Projects Coordinator at the Library of Congress. The Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) is pleased to announce the publication of a new version of the MXF AS-07 Application Specification (with CC BY-SA 4.0 license) and its …

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Introducing Beyond Words

Posted by: Meghan Ferriter

As a part of Library of Congress Labs release last week, the National Digital Initiatives team launched Beyond Words. This pilot crowdsourcing application was created in collaboration with the Serial and Government Publications Division and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) at the Library of Congress. In our first week and a half, …

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Library Launches labs.loc.gov

Posted by: Meghan Ferriter

Today the Library of Congress has launched labs.loc.gov as a new online space designed to empower exploration and discovery in digital collections. Library of Congress Labs will host a changing selection of experiments, projects, events and resources designed to encourage creative use of the Library’s digital collections. To help demonstrate what exciting discoveries are possible, …

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An Invitation to an Adventure in Data Management and Curation at the National Transportation Library

Posted by: Meghan Ferriter

The following is a guest post by Laura Farley, Fellow, National Transportation Library, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. If you’re looking to build skills as a data manager and have a lasting impact on federal data curation, come join the National Transportation Library (NTL) Fellowship program. As a current Fellow, I can attest that your experiences …