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“Wow, it’s WordStar!” Exploring a Beloved Early Word Processor and its Many Formats

Posted by: Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez

Dan Hockstein and Mari Allison are 2022 Junior Fellows in the Digital Collections Management and Services Division (DCMS) working under the mentorship of Kate Murray. Over the course of our Junior Fellowship this summer, we have focused on a variety of streams of work around the Library of Congress’ Sustainability of Digital Formats website. The …

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In conversation: LC Labs staff and Einstein Educator Fellow discuss library data, STEM education, and primary source analysis

Posted by: Eileen J. Manchester

The following blog post is a conversation between Eileen J. Manchester of LC Labs and Peter DeCraene, the 2020-2022 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress. Eileen and Peter reflect on how messy, yet rewarding, it is to think of library collections as data in a classroom educational setting.

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New Article Explores Preservation and Access to Two Historical Literary Audio Archives

Posted by: Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez

This blog post was co-authored by Camille Salas (Assistant Head, Digital Content Management Section), Kristy Darby (Digital Collections Specialist, Digital Content Management Section), and Marcus Nappier (Digital Collections Specialist, Digital Content Management Section). On October 26, 2020, Catalina Gomez of the Latin American, Caribbean & European Division, Anne Holmes (formerly of the Literary Initiatives Division), …

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An Introduction to Born Digital Collections at the Manuscript Division, or How to Cross the Equator

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

The following guest post by Josh Levy, Historian of Science and Technology in the Library’s Manuscript Division, is part two of a series. You can find Part 1 of the series, “Doing History with Born Digital Files: the Rhoda Métraux and Edward Lorenz Papers,” posted on The Signal. Archives can’t just collect physical objects anymore. …

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Candidates, Campaigns, and CDX Files: A New United States Elections Web Archive Dataset

Posted by: Tracee Haupt

This blog post was co-authored by Chase Dooley (Senior Digital Collections Specialist) and Tracee Haupt (Digital Collections Specialist), members of the Library’s Web Archiving Team. The Library’s Web Archiving Team recently released a derivative dataset that describes the United States Elections Web Archive, a collection that preserves over twenty years of campaign websites for candidates …