In the Library’s Web Archives: Totally Tabular Data (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: In the Library’s Web Archives: Totally Tabular Data. “Analysis of data from the Library of Congress Web Archives is useful in documenting how various forms of tabular data have become part of digital government publishing. We introduced the file datasets and our methods of creating them in recent posts about our PDF and audio datasets, and are glad to be continuing the series with the release of three CSV/TSV/XLS datasets. A wide range of government agencies are making tabular data available in these formats and many of these files have been archived in the Library of Congress Web Archives. Essentially, all of what we find in these files is—structurally speaking—tabular data. Still, exploring these sample datasets illustrates some of the varied and creative ways that these kinds of files have been used by different federal agencies.”