Category: Digital Content

Collaborations with Embedded Audio Metadata: Reusing Cue Chunk Data for IIIF Web Annotations

Collaborative editing and preservation capabilities enabled by an emerging open source workflow and updated preservation guidelines? More on a pilot of annotation approaches with AudioAnnotate Audiovisual Extensible Workflow, FADGI and BWF MetaEdit, and American Folklife Center collections in this post.

Diving into Digital Ephemera: Identifying Defunct URLs in the Web Archives

This is a guest post written by Olivia Meehan, a 2022 Junior Fellow working with the Web Archiving Team. Her project was completed under the mentorship of  Lauren Baker. If you follow a link referenced in an article just to hit a dead-end, “page not found” error message – you have experienced link rot. “Link […]

Reviewing Inconsistencies, Inaccuracies, and Issues in Digital Journal Files: An Interview with Junior Fellow Natalie Coté

Natalie Coté and Amy Snyder are 2022 Junior Fellows in the Digital Collections Management and Services Division (DCMS) working under the mentorship of Digital Collections Specialist, Marcus Nappier. DIRSA (Distribuidora Internacional De Revistas S.A.) is a collection of Latin American journals purchased by the Library that DCM has made accessible in Stacks. Could you share […]

Improving Metadata for Digital Journals Access: An Interview with Junior Fellow Amy Snyder

Amy Snyder and Natalie Coté are 2022 Junior Fellows in the Digital Collections Management and Services Division (DCMS) working under the mentorship of Digital Collections Specialist, Marcus Nappier. DIRSA (Distribuidora Internacional De Revistas S.A.) is a collection of Latin American journals purchased by the Library that DCM has made accessible in Stacks. Could you share […]

What Is Your Earliest Memory of the Internet?

What is your earliest memory of the internet? The Web Archiving Team and our colleagues in the Digital Content Management Section asked this question during an open house for attendees of the American Library Association’s annual conference, where we had a table set up to share information about our work. As an ice breaker, we […]

“Wow, it’s WordStar!” Exploring a Beloved Early Word Processor and its Many Formats

Dan Hockstein and Mari Allison are 2022 Junior Fellows in the Digital Collections Management and Services Division (DCMS) working under the mentorship of Kate Murray. Over the course of our Junior Fellowship this summer, we have focused on a variety of streams of work around the Library of Congress’ Sustainability of Digital Formats website. The […]

In conversation: LC Labs staff and Einstein Educator Fellow discuss library data, STEM education, and primary source analysis

The following blog post is a conversation between Eileen J. Manchester of LC Labs and Peter DeCraene, the 2020-2022 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress. Eileen and Peter reflect on how messy, yet rewarding, it is to think of library collections as data in a classroom educational setting.