Today’s guest post is from Kate Murray, Digital Projects Coordinator in Digital Collections Management and Services and Charles Hosale at American Folklife Center, both from the Library of Congress. I have said more than once that ‘FADGI’, pronounced ‘fah-gee’ and short for the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative, is a terrible acronym (Charles quips “Hey, …
Category: digital preservation
Even More Fun with File Formats!
Today’s guest post is from Kate Murray, Marcus Nappier, and Liz Holdzkom of the Digital Collections Management & Services Division at the Library of Congress. Fun with File Formats is back with another installment! Our first two blog posts from December 2021 and June 2022 were very popular with readers of The Signal. No surprise that there are …
Accessing Our Digital Past in the Manuscript Division Reading Room
In this guest post, Kathleen O’Neill, Senior Archives Specialist in the Manuscript Division, announces the launch of a new workstation in the Library’s Manuscript Division reading room.
LC Labs Letter: September 2022
LC Labs Letter September issue.
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.
Fun with File Formats
Today’s guest post is from Kate Murray, Marcus Nappier, and Liz Holdzkom of the Digital Collections Management & Services Division at the Library of Congress. Are you a file format fan? If you’re curious how to pronounce the still image format HEIF (spoiler alert: it rhymes with “beef”) or the difference between PDF/A-3 and PDF/A-4, […]
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…derivative dataset!
This post describes a collaboration between LC Labs member Eileen J. Manchester and Peter DeCraene, the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow to answer the question: “what would it mean to treat a dataset as a primary source?”
A look at FADGI with Librarian-in-Residence Hana Beckerle
Today’s guest post is from Hana Beckerle, a 2021 Librarian-in-Residence at the Library of Congress. I graduated with my MSLIS from Catholic University of America (CUA) in May 2021 and joined the Library’s Digitization Services Section (DSS) as a Librarian-in-Residence in June. While at CUA, I worked as an Electronic Resources Assistant at the University […]
UCLA Digital Library Program & UC3 Collaborate to Reaffirm a Preservation Solution for the Strachwitz Frontera Collection
UCLA has long collaborated with the Arhoolie Foundation to provide digital access to and enable the preservation of the world’s largest known musical collection of…
That’s Our Cue! Updates for the FADGI Embedded Metadata Guidelines and BWF MetaEdit for the Cue Chunk in Broadcast Wave Files
This is guest post, the first in a series of updates about the recent work of the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) Audio-Visual working group, is co-authored by Kate Murray, Digital Projects Coordinator in Digital Collections Management and Services, audiovisual archivist and technologist Dave Rice, and Jérôme Martinez, Founder and President of MediaArea.net. The […]