Author: Trevor Owens

Working and Learning Together: An Interview with Lauren Seroka

I’m excited to share this interview with Lauren Seroka, one of my colleagues in the Digital Content Management Section. My hope with this interview, and the others that we publish here, help spread awareness about the background, experience, and interests of the people that support the Library of Congress in providing enduring access to digital […]

Access More than 100,000 CIP e-Books Onsite at the Library of Congress

If you have looked up an e-book in the Library of Congress catalog in the past year, you might have noticed that a range of catalog records for e-books now include links to something called Stacks. And even if you haven’t had the occasion to, I’ve provided a screenshot of one below – the catalog […]

Library of Congress Digital Collections Strategy Published

The following is co-authored with Joe Puccio, the Library of Congress Collection Development Officer. Digital collections, and the work related to their acquisition, preservation and access, have become increasingly central to Library of Congress processes and our mission to serve Congress and the nation. For the last five years, in accordance with the Library of […]

Making Room in the Crowd: Library Teleworkers Transcribing in Extraordinary Times

In today’s post, By the People community managers Carlyn Osborn, Lauren Algee, and Abby Shelton reflect back on changes in their program since March 2020. Launched in 2018, By the People is a volunteer engagement and collection enhancement program at the Library of Congress that invites the public to explore and transcribe documents on the […]

Every collection and project is its own unique journey: An Interview with Marcus Nappier

I’m excited to share this interview with Marcus Nappier, one of my colleagues in the Digital Content Management Section. My hope with this interview, and the others that we publish here, help spread awareness about the background, experience, and interests of the people that support the Library of Congress in providing enduring access to digital […]

Joining By the People: An interview with Abby Shelton

I’m thrilled to share that Abby Shelton has joined the Digital Content Management section as a new Digital Collections Specialist working as a community manager on the By the People Program. To that end, I’m also happy to share this interview as part of our occasional series where we learn more about the background, experience, and […]

Three Years Out: Cultivating our Digital Content Management Community

Three years ago, I shared out some news about the newly created Digital Content Management Section. Our unit was just starting up and we had a lot in store for our future that I wanted to talk about on this blog. Coming up on the third anniversary of that post, presents an opportunity to reflect […]

Web Archiving Virtually In Residence: An Interview with Meghan Lyon

Meghan Lyon recently joined the Web Archiving Team in the Digital Content Management section as a Librarian in Residence. In support of developing the next generation of librarians and information professionals, the Librarians-in-Residence program (LIR) gives early-career librarians the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience at the Library of Congress. In light of the COVID-19 […]

10 Weeks of Digital Content Management at a Distance: An Interview with Junior Fellow Randi Proescholdt

Every year the Library of Congress brings on a cohort of junior fellows to help expand access and use of collections. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic this program shifted to be entirely virtual in 2020. We are thrilled to have Randi Proescholdt, a graduate student from the University of Illinois’ School of Information Science, […]

Diving into Digital Content Management: An Interview with Mark Lopez

I’m thrilled to share that Mark Lopez has joined the Digital Content Management section as a new Digital Collections Specialist. To that end, I’m also excited to share this interview as part of our occasional series where we learn more about the background, experience, and interests of the people that support the Library of Congress […]