The Library of Congress shares their reports for free

The Library of Congress is sharing their reports.
Commissioned when they need to know more, they might be useful for you and your organization too!

Here is the list of the reports available on the website:

  • Digital Libraries, Intelligent Data Analytics, and Augmented Description: Final Report. This final report addresses social and technical challenges that are critical context for the development of machine learning in the cultural heritage sector, and makes several recommendations to the Library of Congress as it plans for future possibilities.
  • Machine Learning + Libraries Summit: Event Summary. This event summary includes more detailed information about the Machine Learning + Libraries Summit hosted by LC Labs in September 2019. It broadly summarizes recurring themes of discussion and compiles the outputs of the small group activities.
  • Digital Scholarship Working Group Report. This report offers recommendations on how to expand support for digital scholarship at the Library of Congress.
  • Open a GLAM Lab: Digital Cultural Heritage Innovation Labs External. This book describes what an Innovation Lab is in the GLAM context, what its for and how to make one happen.
  • Recommendations for a Digital Scholarship Lab at the Library of Congress by Michelle Gallinger and Dan Chudnov. A study on how libraries and other research centers have developed services that use computational analysis, design, and engagement to enable new kinds of discovery and outreach. This work resulted in concrete recommendations to the Library on how to approach setting up a Lab at the Library of Congress. These recommendations could also be helpful to other organizations who may be thinking of establishing their own centers for digital scholarship and engagement.
  • On A Collections as Data Imperative by Thomas Padilla. A series of frames and recommendations to help guide the Library of Congress and a broader library community as they consider how and where they might contribute to a collections as data imperative.
  • Digital Scholarship Resource Guide by Samantha Herron. A primer on understanding digital scholarship. This guide is full of example projects, methodologies, and further resources to get readers up to speed quickly.
  • Digital Scholarship 101: Six tools to get you started by Eileen Jakeway. Created to set up a workshop and supporting resources for researchers interested in digital scholarship methodologies. This research guide is a way to get busy doing with six approachable tool tutorials.
  • Designing the Future Landscape Report by Aliza Leventhal. A report on the Architecture, Design and Engineering Summit organized by the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art and the Architect of the Capitol on November 16 & 17, 2017 at the Library of Congress to advance knowledge sharing, documentation, and promotion of best practices for long-term sustainability and interoperability of digital architecture, design and engineering (ADE) assets.

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