MAR 10

Works in Progress Webinar: Computational Uses of Audiovisual Materials at the Library of Congress

Join this webinar to learn how the LC Labs team at the Library of Congress is currently experimenting with multiple ways to provide computational access to audiovisual materials.

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Files and Links

Slides (pptx)
Library of Congress digital strategy
Connecting Collections as Data conference
LC Labs Experiments gallery
Computing Cultural Heritage Materials in the Cloud
Southern Mosaic
Web Archive Datasets
Citizen DJ
Bethany Nowviskie's blog post on CC-BY
Rijksmuseum’s Rijksstudio project
RLP WIP webinar on crowdsourcing transcription
RLP WIP webinar on developing workflows for captioning video


Jaime Mears, Senior Innovation Specialist, Library of Congress Labs
Laurie Allen, Program Analyst, Library of Congress Digital Strategy Directorate


As the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress includes vast collections of audiovisual materials, ranging in format, rights status, topic, type and provenance. LC Labs, part of the Digital Strategy Division at the Library, is currently engaged in several projects to explore computational and creative uses of library data.

In this webinar, Labs staff will discuss two ongoing projects designed to investigate or support new computational uses of Library AV materials. In one, Citizen DJ, data artist and current Innovator in Residence at the Library Brian Foo, is exploring legal and permissible ways to re-use audio from across the Collections for hip hop production. In the other project, the Library, with support from the Mellon Foundation is exploring Cloud computing environments to provide new access to Library Collections.

This webinar will be of interest to cultural heritage practitioners interested in expanding access and engagement with their AV materials.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series

These webinars are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!


10 March 2020


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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