Category: Inside the Library

The Veterans History Project Marks 15 Years of Service

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” — George Washington The Veterans History Project honors the lives and service of all American veterans –not […]

Extra Extra! Chronicling America Posts its 10 Millionth Historic Newspaper Page

Talk about newsworthy! Chronicling America, an online searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers, has posted its 10 millionth page today. Way back in 2013, Chronicling America boasted 6 million pages available for access online. The site makes digitized newspapers (of those published between 1836 and 1922) available through the National Digital Newspaper Program. It also […]

Cooking Up a Solution to Link Rot

This post is cross posted on the blog of the Law Library of Congress, In Custodia Legis, which is an excellent source of information on current legal trends and materials from the Library’s collections pertaining to the law. It is a guest post by the Law Library’s managing editor, Charlotte Stichter. When Charlotte is not […]

A New Interface and New Web Archive Content at Loc.gov

The following is a guest post by Abbie Grotke, Lead Information Technology Specialist on the Web Archiving Team, Library of Congress. Recently the Library of Congress launched a significant amount of new Web Archive content on the Library’s Web site, as a part of a continued effort to integrate the Library’s Web Archives into the […]

The K-12 Web Archiving Program: Preserving the Web from a Youthful Point of View

This article is being co-published on the Teaching With the Library of Congress blog and was written by Butch Lazorchak and Cheryl Lederle. If you believe the Web (and who doesn’t believe everything they read on the Web?), it boastfully celebrated its 25th birthday last year. Twenty-five years is long enough for the first “children […]

Newly-Minted Librarians and Web Archives

The following is a guest post by Nora Ohnishi, a former intern with the Web Archiving Team at the Library of Congress. My name is Nora Ohnishi, and I will graduate with my Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas in May. I began working for The Library of Congress […]

Users, Use Cases and Adapting Web Archiving to Achieve Better Results

The following is a guest post from Michael Neubert, a Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist at the Library of Congress. In a blog post about six months ago I wrote about how the Library of Congress web archiving program was starting to harvest “general” internet news sites such as Daily Kos, Huffington Post and Townhall.com, as […]

Tracking Digital Collections at the Library of Congress, from Donor to Repository

When Kathleen O’Neill talks about digital collections, she slips effortlessly into the info-tech language that software engineers, librarians, archivists and other information technology professionals use to communicate with each other.  O’Neill, a senior archives specialist in the Library of Congress’s Manuscript Division, speaks with authority about topics such as file signatures, hex editors and checksums even […]

Reaching Out and Moving Forward: Revising the Library of Congress’ Recommended Format Specifications

The following post is by Ted Westervelt, head of acquisitions and cataloging for U.S. Serials in the Arts, Humanities & Sciences section at the Library of Congress. Nine months ago, the Library of Congress released its Recommended Format Specifications. This was the result of years of work by experts from across the institution, bringing their […]

Introducing the Federal Web Archiving Working Group

The following is a guest post from Michael Neubert, a Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist at the Library of Congress. “Publishing of federal information on government web sites is orders of magnitude more than was previously published in print.  Having GPO, NARA and the Library, and eventually other agencies, working collaboratively to acquire and provide access […]