Author: Carlyn Osborn

What’s New Online at the Library of Congress: February 2024

Interested in learning more about what’s new in the Library of Congress’ digital collections? The Signal shares updates on new additions to our digital collections and we love showing off all the hard work of our colleagues from across the Library. Read on for a sample of what’s been added recently and some of our favorite …

What’s New Online at the Library of Congress: 2023 Wrap-Up!

Happy 2024 to all of our Signal subscribers! In this special edition of “What’s New Online at the Library of Congress,” we’re looking back on some of our new digital collections releases in 2023. Do you have a favorite digital collection or item at the Library? Leave us a comment below and stay tuned for …

Celebrating 5 Years of By the People

It’s that time again: another By the People anniversary! By the People (BtP), the Library of Congress crowdsourced transcription program, is taking a moment this winter to look back on how we’ve grown and celebrate our 5th year! As we’ve shared in earlier birthday celebrations, BtP was originally incubated in 2018 by the LC Labs team and …

What’s new online at the Library of Congress – November 2023

Interested in learning more about what’s new in the Library of Congress’ digital collections? The Signal shares updates on new additions to our digital collections and we love showing off all the hard work of our colleagues from across the Library. Read on for a sample of what’s been added recently and some of our favorite …

What’s new online at the Library of Congress – September 2023

Interested in learning more about what’s new in the Library of Congress’ digital collections? The Signal shares updates on new additions to our digital collections and we love showing off all the hard work of our colleagues from across the Library. Read on for a sample of what’s been added recently and some of our favorite …

Ensuring Enduring Access to eBooks: Update on Recent Research and Analysis

Today’s guest post is from Andrew Cassidy-Amstutz, Kate Murray, Marcus Nappier, Camille Salas, and Trevor Owens of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress recently completed a project to analyze the technical characteristics of a substantial set of eBook and eJournal files in the permanent collection and available for onsite access in Stacks, the …

What’s new online at the Library of Congress – July 2023

Interested in learning more about what’s new in the Library of Congress’ digital collections? The Signal shares updates on new additions to our digital collections and we love showing off all the hard work of our colleagues from across the Library. Read on for a sample of what’s been added recently and some of our …

Supporting Social-Emotional Learning Activities with “By the People” Transcriptions

Today’s guest post is from Annette Nakshbendi, a Librarian-in-Residence in the Digital Content Management Section at the Library of Congress. How might a Library of Congress digital resource spark classroom discussion that reaches beyond a primary source’s content and context? You may have used the Library’s digital collections to help history “come alive” for students. …

The Democratization of Knowledge: An Interview with Amaobi Otiji

Today’s blog post is an interview between Andrew Cassidy-Amstutz and Amaobi Otiji, both of the Digital Content Management Section (DCM) here at the Library of Congress. You can read other interviews with DCM staff here. Andrew: Could you tell us a bit about what you do as a Digital Collections Technician in DCM? What do …

What’s new online at the Library of Congress – May 2023

Interested in learning more about what’s new in the Library of Congress’ digital collections? The Signal shares bi-monthly updates of new additions to publicly available digital collections and we love showing off all the hard work of our colleagues from across the Library. Read on for a sample of what’s been added recently and some …