Category: Digital Content

In the Library’s Web Archives: Sorting through a Set of US Government PDFs

Today’s guest post is from Jesse Johnston, a Senior Digital Collections Specialist at the Library of Congress. The Digital Content Management section has been working on a project to extract and make available sets of files from the Library’s significant web archives holdings. This is another step to explore the web archives and make them more widely accessible and […]

Defining Shared Values in our Growing Digital Content Management Section

When 10 new staff members joined the Digital Content Management (DCM) section last year, our unit more than doubled in size. We were excited to expand the groundbreaking work done by our web archiving and digital collections colleagues, and we were energized by the Library’s strategic planning efforts that were underway at the time. As […]

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 […]

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 […]