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Category: By the People Transcription Program

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Diving into Branch Rickey: Using a dataset of crowdsourced transcriptions as a tool for open research

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Today’s blog post is from Abby Shelton and Lauren Seroka, two Digital Collections Specialists in the Digital Content Management Section here at the Library of Congress. Abby and Lauren discuss their work with the University of Michigan School of Information’s Ann Arbor Data Dive earlier this year. On March 27, 1956, Branch Rickey wrote of baseball …

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Volunteer Vignette: It’s just so much fun!

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

In today’s post, I interview a By the People volunteer, Maddie, 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 loc.gov. You can read our other Volunteer Vignettes on the Signal here and here. Carlyn: What …

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Volunteer Vignette: We’re all in this together!

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

In today’s post, Sam Schireson interviews a By the People volunteer, Judith, 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 loc.gov. You can read our other Volunteer Vignette on the Signal …

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Volunteer Vignette: Transcribe without fear, don’t be intimidated!

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

In today’s post, Sam Schireson interviews a By the People volunteer 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 searchable and discoverable on loc.gov. In this interview we hear from Henry in Virginia who has been …

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Connect with The Signal at the 2020 National Book Festival

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

By the People at the National Book Festival Tomorrow, Friday 9/25, marks the beginning of the 20th Library of Congress National Book Festival! Representatives from across the Library will be hosting festival-goers via virtual booths, where visitors can connect with their favorite Library programs and collections. A member of the By the People team will be …

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Finding By the People Transcriptions in the Library’s Digital Collections

Posted by: Carlyn Osborn

Today’s guest post is from Dr. Victoria Van Hyning, who served as a By the People Community Manager at the Library from 2018-2020. Starting in Fall 2020, she will be an Assistant Professor of Library Innovation at the University of Maryland iSchool, where she will continue her research on crowdsourcing, outreach, and inclusion.   The …