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Library of Congress Shares Information About Its By the People Initiative

The Library of Congress’ blog The Signal posted the following:

In today’s guest post, Abby Shelton interviews a By the People volunteer, Kathleen, who has gone above and beyond! By the People is a crowdsourced transcription program launched in 2018 at the Library of Congress. Volunteer-created transcriptions are used to make digitized collections more accessible and discoverable on loc.gov. …

Abby: What motivates you to volunteer on the crowdsourced transcription program, By the People?

Kathleen: I love contributing to the group effort of preserving these important documents and making them accessible to everyone, regardless of where they live. The project feels especially urgent since some of the original documents are fragile and fading, and future generations may have difficulty reading cursive writing. And—bonus!—I get to learn about the history and lives of fascinating, diverse people.

For the rest of the interview, read the blog post.



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