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Machine Learning + Libraries Summit: Event Summary now live!

Posted by: Eileen J. Manchester

The Machine Learning + Libraries Summit Event Summary is now available as a downloadable report on labs.loc.gov. This document includes more detailed information about the conference proceedings. It broadly summarizes recurring themes of discussion and compiles the outputs of the small group activities.

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Visualizing Data Flows at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Jaime Mears

The following is a guest post by Lily Huang, a 2019 Junior Fellow at the Library of Congress. Lily worked with the Library’s User Experience team to create an animated data visualization of the data flow of the Library. Coming to the Library as a Junior Fellow this summer, I was excited, but unsure what the …

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Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud Quarterly Update

Posted by: Eileen J. Manchester

This is a guest post from LC Labs Senior Innovation Specialist Laurie Allen. This is the second post in a series where we are sharing experiences from the Andrew W. Mellon-funded Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud. The series began with an introductory post.  Learn about the grant on the experiments page, and see the …

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LC Labs Letter January 2020

Posted by: Eileen J. Manchester

LC LABS LETTER A Monthly Roundup of News and Thoughts from the Library of Congress Labs Team The Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud Project is HIRING! Come join the Mellon-funded Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud Project as one of two digital scholarship specialists! The positions will be funded for three years and will …

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Digital Strategy Year in Review

Posted by: Eileen J. Manchester

This is a guest post by Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal from the Digital Strategy Directorate. Leah outlines below some of the major milestones reached by the Directorate in 2019. Looking Back and Looking Forward Exciting changes are afoot for digital transformation at the Library of Congress!  This post reviews some of the things we did last year …

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Connections in Sound and at the Library of Congress: Reaching out to experts to connect Irish traditional music through Linked Data

Posted by: Eileen J. Manchester

Patrick Egan is a scholar and musician from Ireland, who served as a Kluge Fellow in Digital Studies at the Kluge Center. He has recently earned his PhD in digital humanities with ethnomusicology in at University College Cork. Patrick’s interests over the past number of years have focused on ways to creatively use descriptive data in …

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Library’s Collections Come to Life as 3D Models

Posted by: Eileen J. Manchester

The 3D Digital Modeling, Imaging, and Printing Working Group was created to explore the use of 3D technologies to expand access to the Library’s collections. In Fall 2019, the working group launched a pilot in which a limited selection of items from the online collections were 3D scanned and the 3D models made publicly available. In …