Crowdsourcing at the Library of Congress: Update for LC staff

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Campaign Updates for LC Staff

Happy Tuesday, LC transcribers!

As the Library prepares to enter it’s Phase I of re-opening, which will mean a small number of staff start returning to the LC buildings, the By the People team wants to send out a hearty THANK YOU to all staff contributors, whether you're going back in or continuing to work from home! During these last three months, our rates of engagement have skyrocketed and so much of that has been because of you. Your contributions to over the last 3 months have paved the way for new transcriptions to be brought back to, making them more discoverable and accessible for all users. Bravo!

With that said, we still have a little ways to go. We expect staff contributions to decline slightly as we start to go back to our offices and routine work, so now is the time to really dig in!

“My great mass of papers”: Correspondence of Theodore Roosevelt

Massive indeed! We launched the Teddy Roosevelt collection nearly 3 months ago on March 20. Since then, you have completed 29,029 documents, which means we are over halfway done! As you transcribe, review, and accept transcripts, please make sure you are logged into the account that is associated with your email address.

War Diaries of George S. Patton

This past week marked one full month of Patton! With only one-third of the collection not yet started, you all have been making record-breaking progress. There are currently over a thousand items in need of review - maybe you can have a go at reviewing documents this week? Let's see if we can get that number down to 500 by next Monday! If you’d like a refresher on how to approach this collection, we recommend taking another look at the Patton Transcription Aid.

In solidarity,

Carlyn & the By the People team

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