Category: Inside the Library

The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014 on The Signal

We’re fans of lists here at the Library of Congress and there is no better way to close out the year on The Signal than taking a look back at our popular blog posts of the year. Our most viewed post of the year, and our second most viewed post of all time since our […]

All the News That’s Fit to Archive

The following is a guest post from Michael Neubert, a Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist at the Library of Congress. The Library has had a web archiving program since the early 2000s.  As with other national libraries, the Library of Congress web archiving program started out harvesting the web sites of its national election campaigns, followed […]

An Online Event & Experimental Born Digital Collecting Project: #FolklifeHalloween2014

If you haven’t heard, as the title of the press release explains, the Library of Congress Seeks Halloween Photos For American Folklife Center Collection.  As of writing this morning, there are now 288 photos shared on Flickr with the #folklifehalloween2014 tag. If you browse through the results, you can see a range of ways folks […]

Gossiping About Digital Preservation

In September the Library held its annual Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections meeting. The meeting brings together technical experts from the computer storage industry with decision-makers from a wide range of organizations with digital preservation requirements to explore the issues and opportunities around the storage of digital information for the long-term. I always learn […]

Five Questions for Will Elsbury, Project Leader for the Election 2014 Web Archive

The following is a guest post from Michael Neubert, a Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist at the Library of Congress. Since the U.S. national elections of 2000, the Library of Congress has been harvesting the web sites of candidates for elections for Congress, state governorships and the presidency. These collections  require considerable manual effort to identify […]

The Library of Congress Wants Your File Format Ideas

In June of this year, the Library of Congress announced a list of formats it would prefer for digital collections. This list of recommended formats is an ongoing work; the Library will be reviewing the list and making revisions for an updated version in June 2015. Though the team behind this work continues to put […]

Residency Program Success Stories, Part One

The following is a guest post by Julio Díaz Laabes, HACU intern and Program Management Assistant at the Library of Congress. Coming off the heels of a successful beginning for the Boston and New York set of cohorts, the National Digital Stewardship Residency Program is becoming a model for digital stewardship residencies on a national […]

Beyond Us and Them: Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections 2014

The following post was authored by Erin Engle, Michelle Gallinger, Butch Lazorchak, Jane Mandelbaum and Trevor Owens from the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress held the 10th annual Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections meeting September 22-23, 2014. This meeting is an annual opportunity for invited technical industry experts, IT  professionals, digital collections […]

Library to Launch 2015 Class of NDSR

The Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, has recently announced the 2015 National Digital Stewardship Residency program, which will be held in the Washington, DC area starting in June 2015. As you may know (NDSR was well represented on the blog last year), this […]

Welcoming the Newest Member of the Viewshare Team to the Library

The following is a guest post by Patrick Rourke, an Information Technology Specialist and the newest member of the Library’s Viewshare team. I made my first forays into computing on days when it was too cold, wet or snowy to walk in the woods behind our house, in a room filled with novels, atlases and […]