For decades, digital technologies have rewritten the playbook for government agencies, libraries, and cultural heritage organizations. The Library of Congress has investigated, implemented, and even invented new digital approaches and technical methods since the 1950s, aspiring better to serve Congress and the American people with each new technical turn. Today, technology fuels everything we do, …
n October 2022, the outcomes of a 2015 experiment to geo-reference 4,998 digitized maps of the Austro-Hungarian empire were shared with the public at the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud Data Jam. Check out this recent post on World’s Revealed, the Library’s Geography and Maps blog, to learn more about the resulting GeoTIFF files enable access to digitized historical maps.
An interview with two people who have worked extensively with LC APIs: Laura Wrubel, currently a digital library software developer at Stanford Libraries, and Patrick Rourke, software engineer at the Library of Congress who led the recent loc.gov/apis update.
The Library of Congress recently published a series of updates to loc.gov/apis, home to technical documentation for multiple application programming interfaces.
Cross post of the Labs December newsletter on CCHC data sandbox and initiative progress.
Across the last five years, LC Labs experiments have integrated sundry perspectives and disciplines to connect people, practice, and history; from making collections more legible and discoverable through volunteer crowdsourcing efforts with Beyond Words and By the People, to developing frameworks for ethically engaging people when adopting machine learning with Humans in the Loop, to …
LC Labs is pleased to announce the release of three new sets of digitized materials packaged as data.
In this guest post, Kathleen O’Neill, Senior Archives Specialist in the Manuscript Division, announces the launch of a new workstation in the Library’s Manuscript Division reading room.
LC Labs Letter September issue.
LC Labs turns 5!