Sharing some exciting news on behalf of our friends at the Library of Congress National Digital Initiatives. Check out the website ( and follow along on Twitter, at @LC_Labs. 

Congratulations, all, on the launch of LC Labs! 

Bethany Nowviskie
Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR
Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, UVa | | | | she/her/hers 

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Date: September 19, 2017 at 11:12:30 AM EDT
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We're excited to share with you that LC Labs is now live!
We’ve launched to provide a space for open experimentation with Library digital collections. We want to highlight the visualizations, research, and innovation that machine-readable collections and data make possible and to help others explore what's possible.
On the new site you’ll find:  
·         LC for Robots – a collection of machine-readable data sources and APIs for Library of Congress collections.
o   We’ve included a few step-throughs in Juypter notebooks (on Github) to help people get started, which we hope folks will adapt and share.
o   This page also includes a curated list of stuff (art, tools, visualizations) people are making with the collections
·         Experiments – a space where we can try things out in public
·         Beyond Words – a crowdsourcing app featuring WWI-era newspapers
·         Events – upcoming and products from the past
·         Meta – presentations, papers, videos, and stuff we’re making about what we’re doing
If you want to help spread the word (and we would love that!) please use our new twitter handle (@LC_Labs) or the hashtag #BuiltwithLC so we can track responses and feedback.
We are so excited to share this with you and our community and we look forward to working with you in the very near future!
Kate, Abbey, Meghan, and Jaime
National Digital Initiatives
Library of Congress