This is a guest post by Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal from the Digital Strategy Directorate. Leah outlines below some of the major milestones reached by the Directorate in 2019. Looking Back and Looking Forward Exciting changes are afoot for digital transformation at the Library of Congress! This post reviews some of the things we did last year […]
Category: computational research
Connections in Sound and at the Library of Congress: Reaching out to experts to connect Irish traditional music through Linked Data
Patrick Egan is a scholar and musician from Ireland, who served as a Kluge Fellow in Digital Studies at the Kluge Center. He has recently earned his PhD in digital humanities with ethnomusicology in at University College Cork. Patrick’s interests over the past number of years have focused on ways to creatively use descriptive data in […]
Introducing the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud Project
With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the LC Labs team will pilot ways to combine cutting edge technology and the collections of the largest library in the world, to support creative new uses of collections. This project will explore service models to support researchers accessing Library of Congress collections in the cloud, with findings shared throughout the 2 year project.
In the Library’s Web Archives: 1,000 U.S. Government PowerPoint Slide Decks
The Digital Content Management section has been working to extract and make available sets of files from the Library’s significant Web Archives holdings. The outcome of the project is a series of web archive file datasets, each containing 1,000 files of related media types selected from .gov domains. You can read more about this series […]
Introducing Ben and Brian, the Library’s new Innovators in Residence!
Introducing our 2019 Innovators in Residence Brian Foo and Ben Lee. Learn more about their backgrounds and experience, as well as what they plan to accomplish during their residencies.
Announcing International Collaborations on Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions
The following is an announcement from funding and cultural organizations from the United States and the United Kingdom about a new collaboration supporting digital scholarship. The Library of Congress Labs team is co-hosting a workshop to kick-off international collaborations around digital scholarship. Partners in the UK and the US are coming together to collaborate on the […]
Summer of Machine Learning Collaboration with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Interview with University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team about their machine learning approaches and experience working with Library of Congress collections and LC Labs team.
Creative Technologist and 2018 Papamarkou Chair Tahir Hemphill Looks Back on his Year in the Archives
This is a guest post from Tahir Hemphill, the 2018 Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Education at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. The Labs team first met Tahir – a creative technologist, educator and radical archivist – when we invited him to speak at our Collections as Data: Impact conference about his […]
Welcoming Charlie Moffett and crafting interactive, location-based narratives on the web at the Library of Congress
In January, the LC Labs team welcomed Charlie Moffett as he kicked off his innovation internship with the Library of Congress. He’s been exploring digital collections and geospatial data and where the two might intersect to tell stories about place and change. We checked in with him to learn more about his goals, background, and […]
Rethinking LC for Robots: From Topics to Actions
Have you noticed that our LC for Robots page has a new look this month? We integrated feedback from visitors, discussion, and a card sorting exercise to consolidate resources for machine-readable access to Library of Congress digital collections. We’re looking for your feedback, but first, learn more about how we approached this redesign. In September […]