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Jer Thorp


Join the Library of Congress’s Innovator-in-Residence Jer Thorp as he explores the 165 million items in the library’s collection and speaks with the librarians, archivist and technologists who try to make sense of it all.


59:55 | Jan 28th, 2019

In this episode, Jer tells the story of how a team of Passamaquoddy elders, library preservation specialists and scholars restored and re-vitalized a series of traditional songs first recorded on wax ...Show More

48:54 | Nov 29th, 2018

Lets. Get. Serendipitous!  A hand drawn map by Walt Whitman, 1939 field recordings by Alan & Ruby Lomax, a 15th century Sammelband and two men named Horace. In this episode, Jer explores some curious ...Show More
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52:38 | Nov 14th, 2018

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 thi...Show More

53:05 | May 1st, 2018

In this episode, Jer sits down with the 14th Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, to talk about the future of the library, the experience of the people who visit, and the potentially revolutionary...Show More

1:20:15 | Mar 12th, 2018

Recorded live in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, Episode 4 features interviews with Robert Casper, Adrienne Lundgren and Kathleen O’Neil. Data performance, poetic histories, eccentr...Show More
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