LC Labs has been developing a planning framework to support the responsible exploration and potential adoption of AI at the Library.
Why Machine Learning? Everyone at the Library of Congress wants the materials we steward and the services we offer to be useful for as many people as possible. It’s why we do what we do! And across the Library, staff have long relied on technological innovations to enable people to use our materials to become …
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.
The Library of Congress recently published a series of updates to loc.gov/apis, home to technical documentation for multiple application programming interfaces.
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.