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Recap: First Library of Congress All-Virtual Transcribe-a-thon for Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents

On Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Law Library of Congress, in collaboration with By the People, the Digital Collections and Management Services Division, the Hispanic Division, and the African, Latin American, and Western European Division of the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate , held the first ever all-virtual Transcribe-a-thon to celebrate the launch of our new crowdsourcing campaign, Herencia: Centuries […]

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 […]

Herencia: Review Challenge Recap and Announcement

[Click here for the Spanish version of this post / Haz clic aquí para la versión en español.] Last week, the Law Library of Congress challenged you to help us provide complete transcriptions for all remaining documents in the Laws & Statutes: Agriculture, Conservation, Hunting and Fishing section of Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. We couldn’t be more […]

Herencia: Reto de revisiones y un anuncio especial

[Click here for the English version of this post / Haz clic aquí para la versión en inglés.] La semana pasada, la Biblioteca Jurídica del Congreso te exhortó a ayudarnos a completar el proceso de transcripciones de los documentos restantes de nuestro proyecto, leyes y normas: agricultura, conservación, caza y pesca, de nuestra campaña de crowdsourcing, Herencia: Centuries of […]

STARTING TODAY! Participate in our Herencia Review Challenge

[Click here for the Spanish version of this post / Haz clic aquí para la versión en español.] This week, the Law Library of Congress challenges you to help improve access to our unique collection of historic Spanish legal materials, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents, through the Library’s crowdsourcing platform, By the People (BTP). Our goal by the […]