By the People: Transcribe Early Copyright Applications (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: By the People: Transcribe Early Copyright Applications. “The Library’s newest crowdsourcing campaign, American Creativity: Early Copyright Title Pages, is now online and ready for your amusement, education and transcription. It features the great (and not so great) ideas of yesteryear in copyright applications from 1790 to 1870, which recorded the young nation’s attempts to capitalize on the present and transform the future. It’s the largest By the People crowdsourced transcription campaign so far.”

Library of Congress: Library of Congress Launches Season 2 of La Biblioteca Podcast

Library of Congress: Library of Congress Launches Season 2 of La Biblioteca Podcast . “The English-language series derives from A Latinx Resource Guide: Civil Rights Cases and Events in the United States, created by Hermán Luis Chávez and María Guadalupe (Lupita) Partida, two Huntington Fellows in the Library’s Hispanic Reading Room. The guide offers an overview of 20th and 21st century American court cases, legislation and events that have affected the Hispanic community across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico.”

Library of Congress: Library of Congress National Book Festival Announces Children’s and Teens Author Lineup

Library of Congress: Library of Congress National Book Festival Announces Children’s and Teens Author Lineup. “The 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival will include an extraordinary lineup of authors for children, teens and kids of all ages – all featured in videos on demand accessible from the start of the festival, which runs Sept. 17-26. Five children’s authors and five teen authors will also participate in live, online Q&A events Sept. 25 and 26.”

The Daily Star: Library of Congress to archive local family’s WWII photos

The Daily Star: Library of Congress to archive local family’s WWII photos. “A collection of nearly a thousand wartime photographs from one local soldier are headed to the Library of Congress next month for permanent archival. Demart Carl Chamberlain, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division who jumped thrice into combat during World War II, carried with him a handheld Kodak in his deployments across Italy, France and northern Africa.”

Library of Congress: Library of Congress and NPR Announce National Book Festival Podcast Series

Library of Congress: Library of Congress and NPR Announce National Book Festival Podcast Series. “NPR and the Library of Congress are proud to announce a collaboration between the National Book Festival and several of NPR’s most popular podcasts. NPR journalists always interview authors at the Festival and will continue to do so, but this year for the first time, there will be an interview series with National Book Festival authors publishing across NPR’s podcast feeds as part of the Festival.”

Gizmodo: How to Nominate Movies to the Library of Congress National Film Registry

Gizmodo: How to Nominate Movies to the Library of Congress National Film Registry. “The National Film Registry already has 800 movies that have been inducted since it started in 1989, and the Library of Congress keeps a very long list of films that have yet to be added, if you want some ideas. The deadline for public nominations is September 15, so you better get your list in quickly. The only limitation? Movies must have been released prior to 2011.”

Library of Congress: Library of Congress and Harvard University Form Historic Collaboration on Islamic Law Collections

Library of Congress: Library of Congress and Harvard University Form Historic Collaboration on Islamic Law Collections. “The Library of Congress and Harvard Law School have initiated an unprecedented, multifaceted joint collaboration to identify, select and assess the copyright status of materials focusing on national legal gazettes. The effort, initially set for three years, will coordinate access to, knowledge-sharing, and legal analysis of Library of Congress’ collections related to Islamic law, including national legal gazettes, manuscripts and other materials.”

Library of Congress: As the Library Sleeps

Library of Congress: As the Library Sleeps. “Have you wondered what the Library was like when the buildings were nearly empty during the first months of the pandemic? During the Library’s extended closure beginning in March 2020, a team of volunteers from the Conservation Division monitored our historic buildings for leaks, environmental changes, and threats to collection safety. This post describes how we adapted to protect the Library’s collections from harm while the storage areas remained unoccupied.”

Library of Congress: Library of Congress National Book Festival Announces Schedule of Events

Library of Congress: Library of Congress National Book Festival Announces Schedule of Events. “The 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival will feature more than 100 authors, poets and writers in a range of formats — all celebrating the festival theme, ‘Open a Book, Open the World.’ The 2021 virtual festival programs will roll out over 10 days in an extended schedule Sept. 17-26.”

All Hyped Up for HyperCard: Further Adventures with an Apple Legacy Format (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: All Hyped Up for HyperCard: Further Adventures with an Apple Legacy Format. “Jacob and Hilary assisted in updating and expanding the Sustainability of Digital Formats website, which provides information and analysis on over 500 digital file formats and offers guidance on the long-term preservation of digital content at the Library. Through their work, they assisted in providing current information on file formats to users at the Library of Congress and throughout the international digital preservation community. In this blog post, Jacob and Hilary discuss their research on the HyperCard file format.”

Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud: How We’re Working with Researchers (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud: How We’re Working with Researchers. “As we recently announced, we are working with three digital humanities researchers as part of the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) initiative, where we are exploring how the Library could make its digital collections available as data via cloud infrastructure. Our complex working relationship with these researchers is central to the initiative, and we appreciate all the ways we are getting to learn along with them.”