Memory Lab Network: An interview with Project Manager Lorena Ramirez-Lopez

Applications are being accepted until December 15th to participate in the Memory Lab Network, an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant facilitated by DC Public Library (DCPL) in partnership with the Public Library Association (PLA) to create free public access to tools and information on caring for personal digital archives.

Lowering barriers to using collections in an NDSR workshop with Shawn Averkamp

This is a guest post by Charlotte Kostelic, National Digital Stewardship Resident with the Library of Congress and Royal Collection Trust for the Georgian Papers Programme. Her project focuses on exploring ways to optimize access and use among related digital collections held at separate institutions. This work has included a comparative analysis of international metadata standards and a series of user interviews in order to determine how current practices meet user needs. A final report on this project will be released at the end of December.

Updates from the Veterans History Project (VHP): In Memoriam: Medal of Honor Recipient Wesley Fox

This week, we mourn Medal of Honor recipient Wesley Fox, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Quang Tri Province during “Operation Dewey Canyon.” Though due to depart Vietnam, Fox volunteered for a six month tour extension and was designated the commander of A Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines. Nicknamed “The Walking Dead,” 1/9 suffered more casualties than any battalion in Marine Corps history.

Welcoming Laura Wrubel and exploring digital scholarship at the Library of Congress

In November, the LC Labs team welcomed Laura Wrubel as she kicked off her research leave in residence with the Library of Congress. Over the next 3 months, she’ll explore digital scholarship with our team and how it might be best supported. We checked in with her to learn more about her goals, background, and experiences so far.
LC Labs: Hi Laura, we’re so excited for you to join us! To start, would you tell us a bit more about your background?