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The Library of Congress Web Archiving Team Goes Agile

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Today’s guest post is from Grace Thomas, Senior Digital Collections Specialist on the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team. You can read more about the Web Archiving Team right here on the Signal. In the web archiving community, we build the plane and fly it simultaneously. While this pattern is present in most disciplines, web …

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Nominations sought for the U.S. Federal Government Domain End of Term 2020 Web Archive

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

This is a guest blog post by Abbie Grotke, Assistant Head, Digital Content Management Section You may have noticed that it is presidential election season in the United States, which means it’s also time for web archivists to gather once again to archive United States Federal Government websites during the end of the presidential term. …

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Happy Birthday to LCWA! Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Web Archiving at the Library of Congress.

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Today’s guest post is from Abbie Grotke, who is Lead Librarian, Web Archiving Team in the Digital Content Management Section of the Library of Congress.   2020 marks a special occasion for the Library of Congress – our anniversary of 20 years of web archiving! Remember the year 2000? Back when we all breathed a …

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In a Web Archives Frame of Mind: Improving Access and Describing the Collections

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

This is a guest post by Lauren Baker, a Librarian-in-Residence on the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team (a part of the Digital Collections Management & Services Division). The Librarians-in-Residence Program offers early career librarians an opportunity to contribute to Library projects while learning from professionals in the field. In 2018, the Library of Congress …

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Introducing the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud Project

Posted by: Meghan Ferriter

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the LC Labs team will pilot ways to combine cutting edge technology and the collections of the largest library in the world, to support creative new uses of collections. This project will explore service models to support researchers accessing Library of Congress collections in the cloud, with findings shared throughout the 2 year project.

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In the Library’s Web Archives: 1,000 U.S. Government PowerPoint Slide Decks

Posted by: Trevor Owens

The Digital Content Management section has been working to extract and make available sets of files from the Library’s significant Web Archives holdings. The outcome of the project is a series of web archive file datasets, each containing 1,000 files of related media types selected from .gov domains. You can read more about this series …

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In the Library’s Web Archives: Dig If You Will the Pictures

Posted by: Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez

The Digital Content Management section has been working on a project to extract and make available sets of files from the Library’s significant Web Archives holdings. This is another step to explore the Web Archives and make them more widely accessible and usable. Our aim in creating these sets is to identify reusable, “real world” …

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In the Library’s Web Archives: Totally Tabular Data

Posted by: Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez

The Digital Content Management section has been working on a project to extract and make available sets of files from the Library’s significant Web Archives holdings. This is another step to explore the Web Archives and make them more widely accessible and usable. Our aim in creating these sets is to identify reusable, “real world” content in the Library’s …