Improving Metadata for Digital Journals Access: An Interview with Junior Fellow Amy Snyder

Amy Snyder and Natalie Coté are 2022 Junior Fellows in the Digital Collections Management and Services Division (DCMS) working under the mentorship of Digital Collections Specialist, Marcus Nappier. DIRSA (Distribuidora Internacional De Revistas S.A.) is a collection of Latin American journals purchased by the Library that DCM has made accessible in Stacks. Could you share […]

What Is Your Earliest Memory of the Internet?

What is your earliest memory of the internet? The Web Archiving Team and our colleagues in the Digital Content Management Section asked this question during an open house for attendees of the American Library Association’s annual conference, where we had a table set up to share information about our work. As an ice breaker, we […]

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

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 […]

Recommended Formats Statement: Updates for 2022-2023

Today’s guest post is from Liz Holdzkom, Marcus Nappier and Kate Murray of the Digital Collections Management & Services Division and Ted Westervelt, Chief, US/Anglo Division at the Library of Congress. Introduction As the Library of Congress expands its digital collecting activities, the Recommended Formats Statement (RFS) supports a structured methodology to assess the viability […]

Staff transcriber spotlight: Enjoy being curious!

 In today’s post, Abby Shelton interviews a By the People contributor and recently retired Library of Congress staff member, Jan Lancaster, who has gone above and beyond! Jan transcribed and reviewed thousands of Clara Barton pages early in the pandemic as part of a telework project. In this post we asked Jan to reflect on her contributions […]

Why Web Archiving?: A Conversation with Web Archivists and Researchers

On May 23, the Library of Congress hosted “#WhyWebArchiving: Preserving Internet Content for Research Use,” a virtual event that brought together Library subject experts actively involved in building web archives with researchers that have utilized the Library’s web archives in their work. The event kicked-off the 2022 Web Archiving Conference, which the Library co-hosted with […]