Collections as Data 2016 Conference

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On September 27th, the Library of Congress hosted a Collections as Data conference in Washington, D.C. The conference’s website provided the following description for the event:

“The rise of accessible digital collections coupled with the development of tools for processing and analyzing data has enabled researchers to create new models of scholarship and inquiry. The National Digital Initiatives team invites leaders and experts from organizations that are collecting, preserving and providing researcher access to digital collections as data to share best practices and lessons learned. This event will also highlight new collaborative initiatives at the Library of Congress that seek to enhance researcher engagement and the use of digital collections as data.”

Participants had the option of attending the conference in-person or virtually, as the event was live-streamed on the LOC’s YouTube channel. Members of the Digital Publishing Services team attended sessions virtually throughout the day. Sessions were open to the public and organizers asked that attendees use the hashtag #AsData in their tagging. A video recording of the conference has been archived on the LOC’s YouTube channel. For more information about the event, please visit the conference’s website. (Source)

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Posted by: on September 29, 2016   |Comments (0)|Spotlights