In 2018, to mark the centenary of partial suffrage in Britain, the Towers at Clement’s Inn on LSE campus were renamed Pankhurst House, Fawcett House and Pethick-Lawrence House after three key suffrage campaigners with specific connections to LSE. In th…
Category: digital collections
In a Web Archives Frame of Mind: Improving Access and Describing the Collections
This is a guest post by Lauren Baker, a Librarian-in -Residence on the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team (a part of the Digital Collections Management & Services Division). The Librarians-in-Residence Program offers early career librarians an opportunity to contribute to Library projects while learning from professionals in the field. In 2018, the Library of […]
Expanding Digital Collecting at the Library
Discussion of the progress toward the goals of the five year plan described in Collecting Digital Content at the Library of Congress, with emphasis on the six objectives of the framework and a list of notable accomplishments in FY2019.
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.
Celebrating a year with By the People
Celebrating the 1 year anniversary of By the People, the Library of Congress crowdsourcing platform that engages volunteers to explore and connect to Library of Congress collections while enhancing searchability, readability, and research use of digitized collections. In the last year over 11,000 volunteers have registered and even more have contributed anonymously to complete transcription of over 31,000 digital collection pages, with 55,000 awaiting peer review.
Launching the Digital Collections Management Compendium
Over the past two years, my colleagues and I in the Digital Content Management section have been working with experts from across many divisions of the Library of Congress to collate and assemble guidance and policy that guide or reflect the practices that the Library uses to manage digital collections. I am excited to share […]
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.
Building Digital Content Management Capacity with Library Carpentry
In September, the Library hosted a Library Carpentry workshop to help library staff develop advanced digital skills and explore tools useful for managing digital collections and metadata. Building on the Library’s previous Software Carpentry workshop, the 2018 workshop presented an opportunity for us to explore the growing “Library Carpentry” curriculum. This effort, which adopts the […]
Let’s go! Explore, transcribe, and tag at crowd.loc.gov
This is a guest post from Lauren Algee, LC Labs Senior Innovation Specialist. Connect with Lauren and her fellow crowd.loc.gov Community Managers Elaine Kamlley and Victoria Van Hyning via History Hub and on Twitter, as well as GitHub. What yet-unwritten stories lie within the pages of Clara Barton’s diaries, writings of Civil Rights pioneer Mary Church Terrell, or […]
Building a Southern Mosaic
The following is a guest post from Innovation Intern Aditya Jain on his Southern Mosaic visualization. Two weeks into my LC Labs Innovation internship, I came across Rachel I. Howard’s essay Southern Mosaic on the Library of Congress website. The essay describes the story of John and Ruby Lomax, a husband and wife who made […]