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

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.

Updates from the Veterans History Project (VHP): VHP Director Karen Lloyd Retires

After 16 years of service with the Library, including four and a half years as the director of the Veterans History Project, Karen Lloyd retired from the Library of Congress on April 9th. Recently, she led a number of significant efforts to develop women veterans’ collections including a nascent collaborative agreement to pursue collections with the Veteran Administration’s Center for Women Veterans. During her tenure, VHP also expanded outreach to more Native/Indigenous veterans to preserve their stories as part of VHP’s collections.