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Spring Remote Project: Transcribing the Century of Lawmaking Site

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Our fourth spring remote project looks into the depths of United States history and is led by Hollan Read. This is a proof of concept project, in which we look at the legislation that is on the Century of Lawmaking website and create text files and metadata we can use to bring this material to a newer platform. Our goal with this project is to figure out what process works most efficiently that will bring our users better accessibility and searching capabilities as we bring this material to our newer platforms.

See posts about our other spring remote projects here, here, and here!

Headshot of Hollan Read.
Hollan Read. Photo by Hollan Read.

Hollan Read lives in Washington state with her husband and their very fluffy ginger cat named MoMo. She graduated from Antioch University Seattle with degrees in creative writing and education. She is now enrolled in the M.L.I.S. program at San José State University with a pathway in library archives and digital curation. She has been, among other things, a pizza driver, a bartender, a court transcriptionist, a graduate research assistant, a high school art teacher, a rather bad artist, and a decent writer.


Headshot of Gabby Amorelli.
Gabby Amorelli. Photo by Gabby Amorelli.


Gabby Amorelli is a Colorado native and currently resides in Arizona. She has a B.A. in history from Colorado Mesa University and is in the process of obtaining a M.A. in library and information science from the University of Arizona. Gabby has an interest in special libraries, specifically in military or federal government libraries. She has a cantankerous elderly cat, likes to paint, and to read books.


Naomi Cano with open fields in the background.
Naomi Cano. Photo by Naomi Cano.

Naomi Cano is originally from Texas, but decided to make California her home. She has a B.A. in sociology and is currently working on her M.L.I.S from Louisiana State University with a certification in records and information management.  Her first career was in social services, but she is now navigating her way in the field of library sciences, trying to learn a little bit of everything to see where her passions lie! While a book nerd at heart, her hobbies have expanded into the circus world and now she finds herself doing as much aerial silks, fire flow, and hula hooping as she can!


Headshot of StarRose Keyes-Lebergott.
StarRose Keyes-Lebergott. Photo by Jessica Prigmore.


A Connecticut native living in California, StarRose Keyes-Lebergott has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps by becoming a librarian. She received a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University, and is currently pursuing an M.L.I.S. at San José State University, with a concentration in archival studies. She is passionate about digitization of archival records so that these resources can be accessible to all. An auntie of eight, world traveler, novice baker, and storyteller–StarRose wears many hats, but will always enjoy being a lifelong learner.


Headshot of Renée LaCapria-Harper.
Renée LaCapria-Harper. Photo by Renée LaCapria-Harper.

Renée LaCapria-Harper is currently pursuing a master’s degree in archiving and records administration from San José State University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Wilmington University. From previous studies, she holds an M.I.S. from the University of Phoenix; an M.L.I.S. from San José State University; a B.A. in communication studies (concentration in rhetoric and argumentation) from California State University, San Bernardino; a web applications development certificate from Wilmington University; and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute. She is a technical project manager with dreams of joining others who work diligently to archive histories stories. When the workday ends and between university studies, Renée enjoys reading, building websites, and expanding her knowledge in technology, archiving, and digital art.

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