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Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud: An Interview with Khadijah Camp

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

We are so pleased to introduce Khadijah Camp, who has joined us temporarily from the Library Collections Service Group’s Employee Resources Management & Planning Team. She is working as an Innovation Specialist on the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) initiative. CCHC is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. …

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Library of Congress Digital Collections Strategy Published

Posted by: Trevor Owens

The following is co-authored with Joe Puccio, the Library of Congress Collection Development Officer. Digital collections, and the work related to their acquisition, preservation and access, have become increasingly central to Library of Congress processes and our mission to serve Congress and the nation. For the last five years, in accordance with the Library of …

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Annotation as Aesthetic: A Closing Interview with Innovator in Residence Courtney McClellan

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

2021 Innovator in Residence Courtney McClellan created Speculative Annotation, an experimental browser-based application that encourages students and teachers to have conversations with historic Library of Congress items through annotation and mark-making. McClellan is a research-based artist who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. With a subject focus on speech and civic engagement, McClellan works in a range …

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…derivative dataset!

Posted by: Eileen J. Manchester

This post describes a collaboration between LC Labs member Eileen J. Manchester and Peter DeCraene, the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow to answer the question: "what would it mean to treat a dataset as a primary source?"

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Reflecting On a Year of Selected Datasets

Posted by: Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez

Introduction The Selected Datasets Collection was publicly launched June 2020 as part of the Library’s ongoing efforts to support emerging data-driven styles of research. Since then, our initial offering of twenty datasets has grown to nearly 200 unique items, and we’ve continued to refine the technical workflows by which content is prepared and delivered to …