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Join the Library’s Herencia Campaign to Improve Access to Spanish Legal Documents

[Click here for the Spanish version of this post/Haz clic aquí para la versión en español.] We are excited to launch, in late February, the Library’s first crowdsourcing project dedicated to papers in languages other than English, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. The Law Library of Congress invites you to help improve access to […]

Spanish Legal Documents (15th – 19th Centuries): Miscellaneous (and Beyond!)

The following post was written in collaboration with Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. Today we bring you the final collection update from our Spanish Legal Documents series. For more on the history of this collection, as well as our efforts to present the full collection online, see our previous posts […]

Spanish Legal Documents (15th – 19th Centuries): Laws and Statutes; Notarial Instruments

The following post was written in collaboration with Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. Today we bring you another big update from our Spanish Legal Documents series. For more on the history of this collection, as well as our ongoing efforts to present the full collection online, see our previous posts describing […]

Spanish Legal Documents (15th – 19th Centuries): Briefs

The following is a guest post by Stephen Mayeaux, Legal Information Specialist in the Digital Resources Division at the Law Library of Congress, in collaboration with Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. During this celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we bring you the latest—and by far the largest—update from our Spanish […]

Spanish Legal Documents (15th – 19th Centuries): Canon Law

The following is a guest post by Stephen Mayeaux, Legal Information Specialist in the Digital Resources Division at the Law Library of Congress.  Today we bring you the latest update from our Spanish Legal Documents series. For more information about the history of this collection, as well as our ongoing work to make it fully available […]

Introducing Spanish Legal Documents (15th – 19th Centuries): Opinions and Judgments

The following is a guest post by Stephen Mayeaux, Legal Information Specialist in the Digital Resources Division at the Law Library of Congress.  The Law Library of Congress is proud to share the first of six subsections that comprise our Spanish Legal Documents collection (also known as the “Hispanic Legal Documents” collection, and often discussed […]

Join us for our first all virtual Herencia Transcribe-a-thon!

[Click here for the Spanish version of this post/Haz clic aquí para la versión en español.] On Thursday, March 19, 2020, starting at 8:00 a.m. EDT we will be LIVE in a completely virtual Transcribe-a-thon for our new crowdsourcing campaign, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. Participants can transcribe, review, and tag documents from our collection of Spanish Legal […]

Recent Legislation Enacted by Italy to Tackle COVID-19

The following post is written by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. He has recently written on the Italian Parliamentary Library and Spanish Legal Documents (15th to 19th Century).  As of March 11, 2020, 10,590 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Italy, with an additional 827 dead from […]

Únete para mejorar el acceso a documentos jurídicos de España con la campaña Herencia

[Haz clic aquí para la versión en inglés/Click here for the English version of this post.] Nos complace presentarles Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents, el primer proyecto de crowdsourcing dedicado a documentos en otros idiomas aparte del inglés.  La Biblioteca Jurídica del Congreso te invita a ayudarnos a mejorar el acceso a nuestra colección […]

An Interview with Chris Ehrman, Digital Project Coordinator at the Law Library of Congress

Describe your background. I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where I enjoyed taking advantage of hiking, biking, and national parks. Since finishing college, I have lived in Iowa; Montana; Brussels, Belgium; Washington, D.C.; and Virginia.  What is your academic/professional history? I attended the University of Utah and tried many majors before graduating with a B.A. in History. […]