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“Agile feels safe to me”: An Interview with Amanda Lehman

Posted by: Tracee Haupt

I’m excited to share this interview with Amanda Lehman, a Digital Collections Specialist in the Web Archiving Section at the Library. This interview, and others like it on The Signal, are created to generate insight into the background, experience, and interests of the people that support the Library of Congress. Tracee: Hi Amanda, could you tell us a bit about …

Leave the Library a Little Better Than You Found It: An Interview with Grace Bicho

Posted by: Tracee Haupt

I’m excited to share this interview with Grace Bicho, a Senior Digital Collections Specialist in the Web Archiving Section at the Library. This interview, and others like it on The Signal, are created to generate insight into the background, experience, and interests of the people that support the Library of Congress. Tracee: Hi Grace, could you …

Grace Bicho, Lauren Baker, and Abbie Grotke posing for a photo in an auditorium

Reflections on the 2023 Web Archiving Conference

Posted by: Tracee Haupt

Today’s guest post is from Abbie Grotke (Assistant Head of the Digital Content Management section), Grace Bicho (Senior Digital Collections Specialist), Lauren Baker (Senior Digital Collections Specialist), and Abbey Potter (Senior Innovation Specialist), all from the Library of Congress. In May, the Library of Congress sent four representatives to the 2023 Web Archiving Conference and …

The Web Archiving Team Answers Questions About the Web Archives

Posted by: Tracee Haupt

Have you ever wondered what exactly is web archiving? How the Library select which websites to preserve? Or how you would find and search the web archives? The Web Archiving Team’s Senior Digital Collection Specialists gathered to answer these questions and more in a live webinar during the Preservation Directorate’s celebration of Preservation Week. If …

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Improvements Ahead for the Web Archives

Posted by: Tracee Haupt

Today’s guest post is from Abbie Grotke, Assistant Head of the Digital Content Management section at the Library of Congress. Users of the Library of Congress Web Archives may have recently noticed issues when trying to access archived content presented at webarchive.loc.gov. We want to give some background and explanation about the ongoing work that is happening to modernize and …

Translating “Home,” “Index,” and “Welcome to Our Website” in 50 Different Languages: An Interview with Rick Fitzgerald

Posted by: Tracee Haupt

Today’s guest post is from Abbie Grotke, Assistant Head of the Digital Content Management section at the Library of Congress. Rick Fitzgerald contributed to the Library’s web archiving program for over fifteen years as a cataloger and metadata expert. He recently moved on to a new position in Collections Management Division, as a Cataloging Specialist/Problem …

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Performing Arts in the Coronavirus Web Archive: Part 4

Posted by: Tracee Haupt

This post was originally written by Melissa Wertheimer, a Music Reference Specialist at the Library of Congress, for In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog. In Part 1 of this series, I walked readers through Coronavirus Web Archive items within the theme of financial relief efforts in the performing arts. Part 2 of this series highlighted collection items related to medical and public health …