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Film, Video Newspaper Navigator Data Jam

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  • Newspaper Navigator Data Jam


  • The Library of Congress hosted the Newspaper Navigator Data Jam to showcase Library of Congress Innovator in Residence Ben Lee's work extracting visual content from the Library's Chronicling America digital newspaper collection. After a behind-the-scenes look at Lee's project, Newspaper Navigator, "jammers" had the chance to work with millions of images contained in digitized historic newspapers for the first time.

Event Date

  • May 07, 2020


  • -  Jaime Mears is senior innovation specialist in the digital innovation division (LC Labs) at the Library of Congress.
  • -  Deborah Thomas is chief of Serial & Government Publications Division at the Library of Congress and program manager for the National Digital Newspaper Program.
  • -  Benjamin Lee, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington, is the Innovator in Residence for the Library of Congress.

Running Time

  • 1 hours 24 minutes 16 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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