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Minitex News articles tagged with "Library of Congress" (8):

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Community Collections Grants from the Library of Congress

Aug 19, 2021

The Library of Congress and the American Folklife Center have opened up a new funding opportunity, Community Collections Grants. The grants are available to individuals or non-profit organizations who want to collect materials that reflect the culture and perspective of their communities. The deadline to apply for the first year of the program is September 7, 2021.

New Library of Congress crowdsourcing platform launches

Dec 10, 2018

The Library of Congress recently launched a new crowdsourcing platform, The platform will improve discovery and access to LC's digital collections, with help from volunteers. The most recent project, Letters to Lincoln Challenge, challenged volunteers to transcribe 28,000 digitized pages written by or to Abraham Lincoln by the end of 2018. Transcribing the handwritten letters makes the text machine readable and searchable to historians and other researchers.


Keynote announced for 2018 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference

Jul 18, 2018

We’re excited to announce that Abigail Potter from Digital Innovation Labs at the Library of Congress will be the keynote speaker for the 3rd Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference, to be held on November 8th-9th, 2018 at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota.


African American History Month

Feb 1, 2017

February is African American History Month. Many governmental agencies (Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S.


Recording available: Library of Congress BIBFRAME developments

Oct 18, 2016

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) recently offered a free webinar outlining the Library of Congress' BIBFRAME-related initiatives. Several speakers discussed completed, ongoing, and upcoming projects, including LC's BIBFRAME Pilot Phases 1 and 2, implementation of BIBFRAME version 2.0 in various tools, and development of new BIBFRAME profiles. They also spoke of the relationship between RDA and BIBFRAME 2.0 as well as several Linked Data projects outside the Library of Congress.The recording and slides from this very informative webinar are now freely available on the ALCTS website.


Library of Congress to Cancel the Subject Heading “Illegal Aliens”

Mar 25, 2016

In response to constituent requests, the Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress has investigated the possibility of cancelling or revising the heading, "Illegal aliens." It concluded that the meaning of "Aliens" is often misunderstood and should be revised to "Noncitizens," and that the phrase illegal aliens has become pejorative.


President Obama Announces Nomination of 14th Librarian of Congress

Feb 24, 2016

From The White House, Office of the Press Secretary


Library of Congress and WQXR’s Q2 Music Announce New On-Demand Access to Library-Commissioned Music

Apr 28, 2015

from the Library of Congress

Works to Be Available Via Live and On-Demand Streaming