LC Labs Letter: December 2020
LC LABS LETTER
A Monthly Roundup of News and Thoughts from the Library of Congress Labs Team
Can the Library of Congress Labs team interview you?
Would you or someone you know be willing to (virtually) sit down with us for a 1-on-1 interview? We are looking for people to take part in user research who use digital resources like historical photos, books, documents, newspapers, music, video, maps, data or websites in the following activities:
The schedule for the interviews will be based on what works best for the participants.
If you know anyone who can help with this research, please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] or go directly to this sign up form that is managed by our contractor, Digirati. Thank you very much for your help!
That’s a wrap! Staff Innovator detail comes to a close
As Born Digital Access Now!, the 2020 Staff Innovator project, came to a close, the team reflected on some of what we learned from this collaboration. Though it may seem counter-intuitive for a project with “digital” in the title, a lot of these lessons are driven and informed by people rather than technology.
If you’re interested in staff exchanges, born digital access, or even just in how LC Labs approaches our work, read about it in this recently published blog post on the Signal.
In conversation with Innovator in Residence Courtney McLellan
The design of 2021 Innovator in Residence Courtney McClellan’s Speculative Annotation experiment begins in the classroom. In a recent post on the Signal Blog, Courtney interviewed educator Ashley Wood about how her high school photography class uses annotation to analyze and engage in visual storytelling.
Courtney will continue to work with classes through the remainder of the school year, so if you are interested in sharing information about your own teaching practices, please email us at [email protected].
Select hits from a year of LC Labs Letters!
This month marks the last issue of 2020 and the one-year anniversary of the LC Labs Letter. To celebrate, we’ve included some of our most popular updates from past issues spanning January to November 2020:
We’d love to hear how you’re enjoying the newsletter and how we could do better. You can reach us at [email protected] anytime.
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