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    STARTING TODAY! Participate in our Herencia Review Challenge

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      This week, the Law Library of Congress challenges you to help improve access to our unique collection of historic Spanish legal materials, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents, through the Library’s crowdsourcing platform, By the People (BTP). Our goal by the end of this week is to finish our Laws & Statutes: Agriculture, Conservation, Hunting and Fishing project from the campaign. After our challenge is over, we will unveil a special surprise NEXT WEEK!

      Thanks to the great work of our transcribers and reviewers, one of the projects, Laws & Statutes: Disease and Public Health, has already been completed! There are a few more projects that are close to being finished, including Laws & Statutes: Agriculture, Conservation, Hunting and Fishing and Laws & Statutes: Immigration and Foreign Affairs.

      Laws & Statutes: Agriculture, Conservation, Hunting and Fishing features local and royal orders throughout the Kingdom of Spain concerning the preservation of forests and plantations, hunting and fishing regulations, measures to control food distribution and agricultural products, and even wine and olive oil production.

      We have 140 pages to go in this project. Can you help us complete it by the end of the week?

      Starting today, staff from By the People and the Law Library of Congress will be available online through Friday so that volunteers can ask questions about the collection and the transcription process. You can stay in touch and learn more about the collection with daily updates from our Twitter accounts at @LawLibCongress and @CROWD_LOC

      Volunteers with Spanish, Latin, or Catalan skills are encouraged to participate, but you do not need to read these languages in order to contribute to this project! You can learn more about transcribing this historical collection by watching our previous webinars (using the password provided below):