Category: open data

How intelligent open science can inform our response to global crises

The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the potential strengths and existing weaknesses of open science practices and open data sharing to addressing urgent social and technological challenges. In this post, Lucia Loffreda and Rob Johnson present a new repo…

The APC question mark hovering over the OSTP announcement

The recent announcement by the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) set out a requirement for all federally funded research to be made immediately publicly accessible and in so doing has significantly accelerated a transition to Open Acc…

Candidates, Campaigns, and CDX Files: A New United States Elections Web Archive Dataset

This blog post was co-authored by Chase Dooley (Senior Digital Collections Specialist) and Tracee Haupt (Digital Collections Specialist), members of the Library’s Web Archiving Team. The Library’s Web Archiving Team recently released a derivative dataset that describes the United States Elections Web Archive, a collection that preserves over twenty years of campaign websites for candidates […]

Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud: An Interview with Victoria Scheppele

We are delighted to introduce Victoria (Tori) Scheppele, a Library Technician in the Prints & Photographs Division who has joined us temporarily to work on the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) initiative. The CCHC initiative is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Centered in LC Labs, the project […]

Reflecting On a Year of Selected Datasets

Introduction The Selected Datasets Collection was publicly launched June 2020 as part of the Library’s ongoing efforts to support emerging data-driven styles of research. Since then, our initial offering of twenty datasets has grown to nearly 200 unique items, and we’ve continued to refine the technical workflows by which content is prepared and delivered to […]

Sparking the Datamagination: 2021 Digital Strategy Summer Intern Design Sprint part II

This is an interview with Maria Capecchi, Abigail Tick, and Joshua Ortiz Baco, three of the seven students that joined our team during the summer of 2021. As a small group, they worked together to better understand the Newspaper Navigator data set with the needs of undergraduate students in mind.

Diving into Branch Rickey: Using a dataset of crowdsourced transcriptions as a tool for open research

Today’s blog post is from Abby Shelton and Lauren Seroka, two Digital Collections Specialists in the Digital Content Management Section here at the Library of Congress. Abby and Lauren discuss their work with the University of Michigan School of Information’s Ann Arbor Data Dive earlier this year. On March 27, 1956, Branch Rickey wrote of baseball […]

COVID-19: Where is the data?

The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has led many to argue that scholarly communication and publishing is undergoing a revolution, in terms of not only the wider opening of access to research, but also the data underlying it. In this post Julien Larrègue, Philippe Vincent-Lamarre, Frédéric Lebaron, and Vincent Larivière, discuss findings from their study … Continued