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Interactive Maps, Oral Histories, LC for Robots, and More! 2020 Library of Congress Junior Fellows Explored the Library’s Collections, Data, and Access

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

Each summer, the Library of Congress welcomes a cohort of Junior Fellows to its Summer Intern Program.  The 10-week paid fellowship allows undergraduate and graduate students to embark on special projects with in Library collections and services, while learning about work in a large cultural heritage organization.  This year, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, …

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LC LABS LETTER: A Special Edition from the Library of Congress Labs Team

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

Special Edition: Contracting opportunities!! This time-sensitive message about open procurements comes between our normal monthly updates. Please share widely share with any lists, people, or groups who might be interested! Note: Federal hiring and procurement rules prohibit us from answering questions about open opportunities – please use the contact info provided in the listing. Current Opportunities …

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Machine Learning + Libraries: A Report on the State of the Field

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

Digital collections in libraries are vast—and growing, as we continue to digitize cultural heritage materials and acquire new born digital collections.  At the same time, the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence has grown exponentially.  At LC Labs, we explore how technology can help fulfill the Library of Congress’s vision that “all Americans are …

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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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Experimenting with speech-to-text and collections at the Library

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

This guest blog post is shared by Chris Adams, Solutions Architect in the Office of the Chief Information Officer/IT Design & Development Directorate, and Julia Kim, Digital Projects Coordinator at the National Library for the Blind and Print Disabled at the Library of Congress, formerly the Digital Assets Specialist at the American Folklife Center, supporting …