Category: Digital Content

Welcoming Jer Thorp as Innovator-in-Residence

Starting this week, acclaimed data artist Jer Thorp began his tenure as the 2017 Library of Congress Innovator-in-Residence. He will spend six months with the National Digital Initiatives team exploring the Library’s digital collections and creating an art piece that will be displayed in the Library’s public spaces. Jer Thorp is an artist and educator […]

Library Launches labs.loc.gov

Today the Library of Congress has launched labs.loc.gov as a new online space designed to empower exploration and discovery in digital collections. Library of Congress Labs will host a changing selection of experiments, projects, events and resources designed to encourage creative use of the Library’s digital collections. To help demonstrate what exciting discoveries are possible, […]

An Invitation to an Adventure in Data Management and Curation at the National Transportation Library

The following is a guest post by Laura Farley, Fellow, National Transportation Library, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. If you’re looking to build skills as a data manager and have a lasting impact on federal data curation, come join the National Transportation Library (NTL) Fellowship program. As a current Fellow, I can attest that your experiences […]

Using data from historic newspapers

This post is derived from a talk David Brunton, current Chief of Repository Development at the Library of Congress, gave to a group of librarians in 2015.  I am going to make a single point this morning, followed by a quick live demonstration of some interfaces. I have no slides, but I will be visiting […]

Collections as Data and National Digital Initiatives

This the text of my talk from the Collections as Data: IMPACT. Once the videos of the individual talks are processed and available, we’ll share those with you here — in the meanwhile, you can watch starting at minute 6:45 in the video of the entire event. Welcome to Collections as Data! When we hosted […]

Watch Collections as Data: IMPACT Today

  This is a friendly reminder that our 2nd annual Collections as Data event will be livestreamed TODAY starting at 9:30am. Watch it on the Library of Congress YouTube channel and Facebook page and follow #AsData on Twitter. Click here for the full agenda including talks from Ed Ayers, Paul Ford, Sarah Hatton, Tahir Hemphill […]

Collections as Data: IMPACT

If you are in the Washington, DC area next week (or can be), please be our guest at a very special day-long event hosted by The Library of Congress National Digital Initiatives. “Collections as Data: Impact” will be held 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, in the Coolidge Auditorium on the first floor of the […]

Emoji, Texting and Social Media: How Do They Impact Language?

The following is a repost from the blog of the John W. Kluge Center. The author is Dan Turello who manages the Kluge Center senior chair competitions including the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology and the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations. I’m here with Dame Wendy Hall, […]

Innovate, Integrate, and Legislate: Announcing an App Challenge

This is a guest post from John Pull, Communications Officer of the Office of the Chief Information Officer. This morning, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Library of Congress Chief Information Officer Bernard A. Barton, Jr., is scheduled to make an in-person announcement to the attendees of the 2017 Legislative Data & Transparency Conference in the […]

Hack-to-Learn at the Library of Congress

When hosting workshops, such as Software Carpentry, or events, such as Collections As Data, our National Digital Initiatives team made a discovery—there is an appetite among librarians for hands-on computational experience. That’s why we created an inclusive hackathon, or a “hack-to-learn,” taking advantage of the skills librarians already have and paring them with programmers to […]