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Category: By the People Transcription Program

A New Resource to Explore Library of Congress Transcription Datasets

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Today’s guest post is from Madeline Goebel, a Digital Collections Specialist at the Library of Congress. As a reader of the Signal, you may already be familiar with By the People, the Library of Congress’s crowdsourcing program that allows volunteers to transcribe, review, and tag digitized pages from the Library’s collections. Further, you may already know …

Douglass Day 2024 promotional image of Douglass, with a dusty rose background.

An Outpouring of Love for Douglass Day 2024

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Today’s guest post is from Lauren Algee, a Senior Digital Collections Specialist in the Digital Content Management Section and a By the People community manager.** Douglass Day 2024 marked the busiest day in the history of By the People, the Library of Congress’s crowdsourced transcription program. The transcribe-a-thon for the Frederick Douglass Papers was groundbreaking …