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Digital Scholarship Working Gr...

Digital scholarship takes advantage of the availability of digital collections and a changing landscape of tools, resources and methodologies to produce new forms of research and engagement. Digital scholarship projects and centers are common at research universities. They serve faculty and student needs by supporting digital skill development and sharing best practices in digital research […]

Happy Birthday to LCWA! Celebr...

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 […]

More Open eBooks: Routinizing ...

This is a guest post by Kristy Darby, a Digital Collections Specialist in the Digital Content Management Section in Library Services. Figure 1. Youjeong Oh’s Pop City: Korean Popular Culture and the Selling of Place, one of the open access books available from the Library of Congress collections. We are excited to share that anyone […]

New Collaboration between LC L...

New Collaboration between LC Labs, British Library, and the Zooniverse

We’re excited to share this news: the LC Labs team will collaborate with the British Library and the Zooniverse on an Arts & Humanities Research Council UK-US Partnership Development Grant. The project is titled “From crowdsourcing to digitally-enabled participation: the state of the art in collaboration, access, and inclusion for cultural heritage institutions,” resulting from […]

LC Labs Letter: February 2020

LC Labs Letter: February 2020

A Monthly Roundup of News and Thoughts from the Library of Congress Labs Team Apply to be the next Innovator in Residence! The Library of Congress Innovator in Residence program is a competitive residency for outside researchers or practitioners to creatively use the Library’s digital collections. The first Innovator was data artist Jer Thorp and […]

The Magnificent Seven: Looking...

It has been just over a year since we kicked off a deep dive into the Library of Congress Web Archives on the Signal! Now at over 2 petabytes, the web archives are a complex aggregation of interrelated web objects that make up the internet as we know it (images, text, code, audio, video, etc.). […]

Machine Learning + Libraries S...

Machine Learning + Libraries Summit: Event Summary now live!

On Friday, September 20, 2019, the Library of Congress hosted the Machine Learning + Libraries Summit. This one-day conference convened 75 cultural heritage professionals (roughly 50 from outside the Library of Congress and 25 staff from within) to discuss the on-the-ground applications of machine learning technologies in libraries, museums, and universities. Hosting this conference was […]

Computing Cultural Heritage in...

This is a guest post from LC Labs Senior Innovation Specialist Laurie Allen. This is the second post in a series where we are sharing experiences from the Andrew W. Mellon-funded Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud. The series began with an introductory post.  Learn about the grant on the experiments page, and see the […]

LC Labs Letter January 2020

LC Labs Letter January 2020

A Monthly Roundup of News and Thoughts from the Library of Congress Labs Team The Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud Project is HIRING! Come join the Mellon-funded Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud Project as one of two digital scholarship specialists! The positions will be funded for three years and will assist four teams […]