Category: Digital Content

Introducing “Seeing Lost Enclaves” with Innovator in Residence Jeffrey Yoo Warren

The following is a guest post by 2023 Innovator in Residence Jeffrey Yoo Warren, an artist and educator who lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Yoo Warren will work with Library of Congress staff and collections to digitally reconstruct Providence’s historic Chinatown using 3D and virtual reality technologies. He will repeat the process for another historic […]

Now Playing: the CCHC Data Jam!

Sharing the CCHC data jam event recording and summary of an engaging set of discussions on the complexities of accessing and analyzing digital cultural materials as datasets.

Do volunteer transcriptions improve search and discovery in loc.gov?

Today’s guest post is from Abby Shelton, a Digital Collections Specialist and By the People Community Manager in the Digital Content Management Section at the Library of Congress. How do people use crowdsourced transcriptions? Do they drive increased traffic and engagement to our digital collections? What kinds of activity do transcriptions of handwritten documents facilitate? […]

Performing Arts in the Coronavirus Web Archive: Part 4

This post was originally written by Melissa Wertheimer, a Music Reference Specialist at the Library of Congress, for In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog. In Part 1 of this series, I walked readers through Coronavirus Web Archive items within the theme of financial relief efforts in the performing arts. Part 2 of this series highlighted collection items related to medical and public health […]

FADGI’s embARC Now Supports FFV1!

Today’s guest post is from Kate Murray, Digital Projects Coordinator in Digital Collections Management and Services at the Library of Congress and Bertram Lyons, Partner at AVP. FADGI (Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative) is pleased to announce a new release of its free open source application embARC with support for FFV1 encoding. embARC, short for […]

Summer Suffrage Transcription Challenge Wrap-up

Today’s guest post is from Abby Shelton, a Digital Collections Specialist in the Digital Content Management Section.  By the People volunteers completed over 9,000 pages this summer to meet our summer suffrage challenge! Our aim was to finish reviewing transcriptions for the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and the Blackwell Family Papers campaigns. And […]