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    Media coverage, blog posts, and scholarly articles about By the People


      You may be interested to read some of the blogs and press coverage about By the People. Some of this content is produced by members of staff at the Library of Congress and some by external media outlets.


      Scholarly/education sector coverage


      Ilene R. Berson and Michael J. Berson, “Crowdsourcing the Social Studies”, Social Education, National Council for the Social Studies New Literacies for the Digital Age, 83/2: 103–107 (April 2019), https://www.socialstudies.org/publications/socialeducation/march-april2019/crowdsourcing-social-studies


      Media coverage


      "Pandemic escape: Volunteers transcribe Sally Ride’s papers, Rosa Parks’s recipes, Walt Whitman’s poems: Museums and research libraries are reporting huge spikes of do-it-yourself historians," by Mike Rosenwald, May 18, 2020, https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/05/18/historical-documents-transcribe-volunteers/

      "A guide to the internet," By Andrea Roberson and Alex Tatusian, LA Times, April 2, 2020, https://www.latimes.com/projects/guide-to-the-internet/#be-helpful

      "How to Help Librarians and Archivists From Your Living Room: If you’re cooped-up and curious, use your free time to decipher handwriting, tag images, and more." By Jessica Leigh Hester, MARCH 23, 2020, https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/archives-to-browse-from-home

      "You Can Help the Library of Congress Transcribe Walt Whitman’s Poems and Letters: Roughly 1,860 transcriptions still need to be reviewed," by Megan Overdeep, Southern Living, March 2, 2020, https://www.southernliving.com/news/walt-whitman-library-of-congress-transcribe?

      "Write history for the Library of Congress’ crowdsourcing project: Transcribe historical documents for By the People", by https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/14/20804361/historical-documents-library-of-congress-by-the-people-crowdsourcing-project-transcription


      Library of Congress Seeks Help Transcribing Suffragist Documents", by Lyndsie Manusos, Book Riot, August, 2, 2019,   https://bookriot.com/2019/08/02/library-of-congress-seeks-help/

      "The Library of Congress Needs Help Transcribing 16,000 Pages of Suffragist Diaries, Letters, and Documents", by Ellen Gutoskey, July 31, 2019, http://mentalfloss.com/article/593040/library-congress-needs-help-transcribing-suffragist-documents

      "The Library of Congress Needs Your Help Transcribing Suffragist Papers", by Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/library-congress-needs-your-help-transcribing-suffragist-papers-1-180972677/, July 30, 2019


      "The National Archives has billions of handwritten documents. With cursive skills declining, how will we read them?", by Debra Bruno, Washington Post (Lifestyle Magazine), wapo.st/2WN29FG, June 17, 2019.


      "Tech That Connects Us—and Makes Us Better Humans", by Wired staff, for Wired, May 14, 2019, https://www.wired.com/story/why-we-love-tech-better-humans/


      "Volunteers transcribed nearly 2,000 Branch Rickey scouting reports from the Library of Congress", by Scott Allen,

      March 27, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/03/27/volunteers-transcribed-nearly-branch-rickey-scouting-reports-library-congress/?utm_term=.f9164db33320


      "A New Digital Strategy for America’s Library: The Library of Congress expands its online offerings through letters, maps, and colors", by Greg Landgraf, March 1, 2019, https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2019/03/01/new-digital-strategy-americas-library-of-congress/

      "LOC website visitors can now reap the rewards of the library’s crowdsourcing labors," FedScoop, Jan. 22, 2019 https://www.fedscoop.com/loc-crowdsourcing-transcription-update/ (P1 import)

      "Library of Congress needs your help decoding historical papers", Bizwomen, Dec. 24, 2018, https://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/latest-news/2018/12/library-of-congress-needs-your-help-decoding.html

      "Library of Congress pushing digitization over next 5 years" (Audio), Federal News Network, Dec. 12, 2018, https://federalnewsnetwork.com/federal-drive/2018/12/library-of-congress-pushing-digitization-over-next-5-years/

      "Library of Congress Launches Crowdsourcing Platform", Library Journal, Nov. 29, 2018, https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=181129LCcrowdsourcing

      "Students as citizen archivists and scientists: The new community service?", School Library Journal, November 15, 2018: http://blogs.slj.com/neverendingsearch/2018/11/15/students-as-citizen-archivists-and-scientists-the-new-community-service/

      "Explore, Transcribe and Tag at Crowd.loc.gov!", dh+lib (brief post), November 1, 2018: https://acrl.ala.org/dh/2018/11/01/post-explore-transcribe-and-tag-at-crowd-loc-gov/

      FedScoop Tech, 19 October 2018 -  https://www.fedscoop.com/library-of-congress-crowdsourcing/

      Library Journal InfoDocket - 19 October https://www.infodocket.com/2018/10/17/transcription-and-tagging-the-library-of-congress-will-launch-crowdsourcing-program-next-week/

      "The Library of Congress Needs Help Transcribing Lincoln's Letters and Other Historic Documents", Mental Floss, Oct. 28, 2018, http://mentalfloss.com/article/561842/library-congress-needs-help-transcribing-lincolns-letters-and-other-historic


      Blogs and By the People or Library staff-authored content


      Crowdsourcing Challenge!, by Elizabeth Novara, August 12, 2019, https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2019/08/crowdsourcing-challenge/


      "‘O Captain! My Captain!’ Walt Whitman, Two Centuries Later", May 6, 2019 by Barbara Bair, https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2019/05/o-captain-my-captain-walt-whitman-two-centuries-later/


      "The Evolution of Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!”, April 18, 2019, by, Victoria Van Hyning, Cheryl Lederle and Barbara Bair, http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2019/04/the-evolution-of-walt-whitmans-o-captain-my-captain/

      "Branch Rickey Crowdsourcing Project: It’s Outta Here!", March 27, 2019Lauren Algee, https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2019/03/branch-rickey-crowdsourcing-project-its-outta-here/?


      "Crowdsourcing Helps to Unlock the Mystery of Cursive", January 23, 2019 by Julie Miller and Victoria Van Hyning, http://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2019/01/crowdsourcing-helps-to-unlock-the-mystery-of-cursive/


      "On National Handwriting Day, a Look at Poems Submitted to Left-Handed Penmanship Contests by Civil War Veterans", January 23, 2019 by Peter Armenti https://blogs.loc.gov/catbird/2019/01/on-national-handwriting-day-a-look-at-poems-submitted-to-left-handed-penmanship-co…

      Signal Post, 17 October 2018 - https://blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2018/10/new-strategy-new-crowd-new-team/