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Gibson, David – Music Educators Journal, 2023
the National Jukebox at the Library of Congress represents one of the largest online collections of early-twentieth-century acoustical sound recordings. Since its initial launch in 2011, the National Jukebox has grown to include more than 16,000 recordings from the Victor, Columbia, and Harmony labels, made up of contributions from organizations…
Descriptors: Music, Electronic Libraries, Web Sites, Government Libraries
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Haffenden, Chris; Fano, Elena; Malmsten, Martin; Börjeson, Love – College & Research Libraries, 2023
How can novel AI techniques be made and put to use in the library? Combining methods from data and library science, this article focuses on Natural Language Processing technologies, especially in national libraries. It explains how the National Library of Sweden's collections enabled the development of a new BERT language model for Swedish. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Artificial Intelligence, Models, Languages
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Frank Vitale; Samantha Wilairat – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
The Associate Fellowship Program (AFP) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a post-graduate training residency for early career librarians, incorporates a curriculum component introducing participants to the operational areas of the NLM. Recent organizational shifts catalyzed a curriculum evaluation to examine its alignment with the mission…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Government Libraries, Medical Libraries, Emerging Occupations
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Love Börjeson; Chris Haffenden; Martin Malmsten; Fredrik Klingwall; Emma Rende; Robin Kurtz; Faton Rekathati; Hillevi Hägglöf; Justyna Sikora – College & Research Libraries, 2024
This article provides an account of the making of KBLab, the data lab at the National Library of Sweden (KB). The first part discusses the work involved in establishing a lab as both a physical and a digital site for researchers to use digital collections at previously unimaginable scales. The second part explains how the lab has deployed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Libraries, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Networks
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Meghan Manfra; Lindsey Payne; David Beller; Robert Coven; Lindsey Evans; Marlin Jones; Shannon Lowry; Kasey Turcol – Social Education, 2024
The digitization of library and archive collections over the last two decades has enabled efforts to reform history education through the integration of primary sources. Currently the Library of Congress provides one of the largest digital collections of its kind. The authors' project, with support from the Library, provides social studies…
Descriptors: Learning Trajectories, Matrices, Electronic Libraries, Archives
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Kelsey Beeghly – Music Educators Journal, 2024
Technology has had a profound impact on how we listen to, create, and perform music. Among the Library of Congress' collections are wax cylinders, photographs, manuscripts, recordings, and more that document the evolution of sound technologies. Students can use these sources to assist them as they respond to and analyze music in all its historical…
Descriptors: Government Libraries, Audio Equipment, Technological Advancement, Influence of Technology
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Java, Oskars – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2021
The aim of the large-scale research entitled "Exploring Documentary Heritage for Building Synergies between Research and Society" is to investigate previously unexplored aspects of the documentary heritage, including the part of the legacy that has previously been subject to censorship and has therefore not been studied in depth. In…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Online Searching, Internet, Eye Movements
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Garoufallou, Emmanouel; Gaitanou, Panorea – College & Research Libraries, 2021
Currently "Big Data" is an emerging field that presents several Information Technology challenges regarding the capture, storage search, structure, and visualization of this data. The real challenge for organizations is to find ways to extract value from it and provide better services to their clients. The data generated in academic and…
Descriptors: Data, Librarians, Library Role, Library Research
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Apfeldorf, Michael – Music Educators Journal, 2019
The story of John Henry, dating back to the late nineteenth century, is one of the most enduring folktales of American culture. As the legend goes, John Henry was an African American "steel-driving man" whose job was to drive spikes through rocks in the construction of a railroad tunnel. So powerful was John Henry that he defeated a…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Music, Singing, Folk Culture
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Burgard, Karen L. B.; O'Quinn, Caroline; Boucher, Michael L., Jr.; Pinnix, Natasha; Trejo, Cynthia; Dickson, Charnae – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2021
It is difficult to overstate the power of visual images, particularly historical primary source photos, to provide a window into the past. Here, the authors outline how educators can utilize historic photos to provide students with a deeper understanding of the past. When students do not see their heritage and culture represented in images, the…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, United States History, Photography, Pictorial Stimuli
Godby, Carol Jean; Denenberg, Ray – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2015
Jointly released by OCLC and the Library of Congress, this white paper compares and contrasts the compatible linked data initiatives at both institutions. It is an executive summary of a more detailed technical analysis that will be released later this year. The white paper summarizes the recent activity of the Bibliographic Framework Initiative…
Descriptors: Government Libraries, Nonprofit Organizations, Cooperatives, Metadata
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Savage, Anne; Wesson, Stephen – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2016
In middle schools and high schools across the country, students analyze primary sources, engaging with and asking critical questions about historical documents. But the students who generated these observations, reflections, and questions were kindergartners--five- and six-year olds, working with Library of Congress staff to help refine strategies…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Government Libraries, Primary Sources
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García López, Fátima; Martínez Cardama, Sara; Pacios, Ana R. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
The article describes a case study of lifelong e-training for postgraduates delivered jointly by the Carlos III University of Madrid and Spain's National Library from 2011 to 2017. It addresses course and participant characteristics as well as the results of an assessment aimed to determine both student satisfaction and effective skill transfer to…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Lifelong Learning, Electronic Learning
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Alhassan, Jibril Attahiru; Abdulsalam, Rafiat Muhammad – African Educational Research Journal, 2013
Government documents are essential publications found in academic, public and national libraries. Acquisition and proper management of government documents is important for effective use by patrons. This paper discusses acquisition and management of government documents at the National Library of Nigeria, Abuja. A case study approach was adopted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Libraries, Government Publications, Library Services
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Hussey, Michael – Social Education, 2014
America's founding documents--the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights--are icons of human liberty. But the ideals enshrined in those documents did not initially apply to all Americans. They were, in the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., "a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir."…
Descriptors: Archives, Exhibits, Freedom, Civil Rights
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