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Archive: February 2023 (2 Posts)

Volunteer Vignette: Transcribing Spanish history

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

In today’s post, Abby Shelton interviews a By the People volunteer, Claude, 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 You can read our other Volunteer Vignettes on the Signal here and here. Abby: What motivates you to …

Introducing the new EPUB reader for e-books at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Today’s guest post is from Kristy Darby, a Digital Collections Specialist at the Library of Congress. The Open Access Books Collection on includes approximately 6,000 contemporary open access e-books covering a wide range of subjects, including history, music, poetry, technology, and works of fiction. All books in this collection were published under open access licenses, …