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Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for April 2018, Part 2

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Robert shared the news about our first release in April, which included enhancing the search result sorting.  With this release, we add some additional new features for alerts, such as the ability to edit and change your saved search.  One goal we have is to provide you with timely legislative information.  Another alert enhancement is …

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The Congress.gov Top 17 in 2017

Posted by: Andrew Weber

This has been a great year for Congress.gov. In 2016 Congress.gov page views jumped more than 20% over 2015.  The jump in 2017 was even bigger, with over 90% more page views than the previous year!  We also saw our first day with more than a million page views.  Our @Congressdotgov Twitter account is closing in on 50,000 …

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Lessons Learned from the AALL 2017 Annual Conference in Austin

Posted by: Andrew Weber

I recently returned from my first visit to Austin, Texas for the 110th American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting and Conference. Hanibal, Tariq, and I hosted a panel, Tech Trends + Transparency.  In it we discussed a new Law Library of Congress report, Features of Parliamentary Websites, by the Law Library’s foreign law specialists.  In the …

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Our Law Librarians at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting

Posted by: Andrew Weber

This post is coauthored by Hanibal Goitom and Andrew Weber. Later this month the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) 110th Annual Meeting and Conference will take place in Austin, Texas.  This year’s theme is Forgo the Status Quo.  The Law Library of Congress had multiple proposals accepted for this year’s conference. Jennifer is participating in two panels.  The first is The …

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Reaching a Web Traffic Milestone on Congress.gov

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Natalie Buda Smith, user experience team supervisor at the Library of Congress. In recent blog posts, we shared how we continuously conduct usability testing and regularly release enhancements to make Congress.gov easier to use and search. We also use data analytics to understand website traffic, by monitoring visits, …

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Testing and Enhancing Congress.gov

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Jill MacNeice, an information architect at the Library of Congress. We are constantly working to improve Congress.gov, and regularly conduct usability testing on the site as part of this effort. We recently looked at the variety of ways in which you search the site. Congress.gov has many searches, …