Category: Digital Humanities

Opening Doors and Reaching Communities: An Interview with Merci Silva-Acosta

We are happy to share this interview with Merci Silva-Acosta. Merci is serving as a Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) intern with the Digital Strategy Directorate in the summer of 2023. In this interview, we learn a bit about Merci’s interests and work with us at the Library. Hi Merci! It’s great to …

Grounding iterative experimentation with LC Labs: CCHC and Machine Learning

Across the last five years, LC Labs experiments have integrated sundry perspectives and disciplines to connect people, practice, and history; from making collections more legible and discoverable through volunteer crowdsourcing efforts with Beyond Words and By the People, to developing frameworks for ethically engaging people when adopting machine learning with Humans in the Loop, to …

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.

An Introduction to Born Digital Collections at the Manuscript Division, or How to Cross the Equator

The following guest post by Josh Levy, Historian of Science and Technology in the Library’s Manuscript Division, is part two of a series. You can find Part 1 of the series, “Doing History with Born Digital Files: the Rhoda Métraux and Edward Lorenz Papers,” posted on The Signal. Archives can’t just collect physical objects anymore. […]