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Visualizing Chronicling America Data: 15 million pages of digitized historical newspapers

Posted by: Meghan Ferriter

The Library of Congress celebrates an exciting milestone as Chronicling America, the online searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers, now includes more than 15 million pages! To mark the occasion, we are throwing a #ChronAmParty on Twitter and unveiling a set of interactive data visualizations that help reveal the variety of content available in a corpus of 15 million digitized newspaper pages.

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Digital Strategy v1.1.2 Now Available

Posted by: Jaime Mears

In October 2018, the Library published a new digital strategy describing the Library’s objectives for digital transformation over the next five years. The strategy describes goals such as growing online collections, creating opportunities for deeper engagement, and investing in an innovation culture that supports a changing information landscape. In an effort to reflect some of …

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In the Library’s Web Archives: US Government Audio on Shuffle

Posted by: Charles Hosale

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 …

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Connections in Sound: Irish traditional music at AFC

Posted by: Meghan Ferriter

An introduction to the project "Connections In Sound" by Patrick Egan. This post outlines progress that has been made in the project to date, data sets and descriptions of how to read these data sets. Two visualizations are provided for users to browse ongoing developments in Patrick's work, and a number of links are provided for users to utilize the data from the research.

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In the Library’s Web Archives: Sorting through a Set of US Government PDFs

Posted by: Jesse Johnston

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 …

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Creative Technologist and 2018 Papamarkou Chair Tahir Hemphill Looks Back on his Year in the Archives

Posted by: Jaime Mears

This is a guest post from Tahir Hemphill, the 2018 Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Education at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. The Labs team first met Tahir – a creative technologist, educator and radical archivist – when we invited him to speak at our Collections as Data: Impact conference about his …