Episode 6: Be The Bit!
When you think of a library, you probably picture shelves and shelves of books. But modern libraries also hold a lot of things that are 'born digital'; items that exist only in electronic form. In this episode, Jer explores how digital things are collected, stored, and shared by the Library of Congress.
You'll hear an interview with members of the Library's digital team, in which they discuss wide-ranging topics from collecting social media to cataloguing strange digital formats to the dangers of hash collisions.
Jer also digs into crowd.loc.gov, the Library's new platform for crowd-sourcing the transcription of thousands and thousands of its holdings.
Let's get digital!
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