Category: Digital Content

The Library of Congress Web Archives: Dipping a Toe in a Lake of Data

Today’s guest post is from Chase Dooley and Grace Thomas, Digital Collections Specialists on the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team.  Over the last two decades, the Library of Congress Web Archiving Program has acquired and made available over 16,000 web archives, as part of more than 114 event and thematic collections. Each Web Archive […]

Minimal Digital Processing at the American Folklife Center

This is a guest post by former American Folklife Center intern Annie Schweikert on her work to develop a minimal digital processing workflow. Annie is an MA candidate at NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program who interned at the Library of Congress American Folklife Center in the summer of 2018. Other recent internships include […]

Born to Be 3D: Born-Digital Data Stewardship

Today’s guest post is from Jesse Johnston and Jon Sweitzer-Lamme. Jesse is a Senior Digital Collections Specialist for the Library of Congress’s Digital Content Management Section. He also holds a position as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland iSchool where he teaches graduate seminars and professional development courses in digital curation and content […]

Memory XFR

This is a guest post by Siobhan C. Hagan reporting on the Memory XFR event hosted by the American Folklife Center and the DC Public Library. Siobhan is the Memory Lab Network Project Manager at DC Public Library, where she leads the IMLS National Leadership Grant project to embed digital preservation tools and education in […]

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 […]

Foreign Law Web Archives

Law and government are major areas of web archiving at the Library of Congress, and feature prominently among the event and thematic collections available on loc.gov. The Law Library, which holds the largest collection of legal materials in the world, also coordinates the collection of Law websites through five significant collections: the Federal Courts Web […]

New strategy! New crowd! New team!

Big news! We’ll launch a crowdsourcing program at the Library of Congress on October 24. We’re asking everyone to join us as we improve discovery and access across our diverse collections through transcription and tagging. The program is grounded in what we’ve learned through our previous experiences with participatory projects at the Library, including image […]

Data Mining Memes in the Digital Culture Web Archive

The Library of Congress Web Cultures Web Archive launched to the public last year. This collection of the American Folklife Center, including a series of sites documenting the ways that cultures have developed and changed online, has already garnered a good bit of attention (see articles from Slate, Smithsonian Magazine and GeekWire.) You can view […]

Science Blogs Web Archive

This guest post is an interview with Lisa Massengale, Head of the Science Reference Section, with contributions by the Web Archive’s creator Jennifer Harbster, a Science Reference and Research Specialist for the Science, Technology and Business Division from Oct. 2001- Dec. 2015.  Along with her reference duties for the Library’s Science Reference Service, she created […]