Library of Congress Provides Update on “Suffrage: Women Fight for the Vote” Crowdsourcing Project & a New Campaign Coming Soon
From LOC (via E-Mail):
Exactly one week after kicking off our Summer Suffrage Review Challenge, 2,258 pages were newly completed! We originally asked volunteers to review and complete 1,000 pages in the “Suffrage: Women Fight for the Vote” collection in one week to honor the tireless efforts of women’s suffrage activists who won the right to vote 100 years ago. No surprise – you jumped in with both feet – completing 1,000 pages by Wednesday evening! To keep the ball rolling, we expanded the challenge to 2,000 pages, which you also blew past.
Thank you all for taking on this challenge whole-heartedly! If you’re new to review, we hope you will keep contributing to this crucial final volunteer step to help open up these collections.
Don’t worry, there’s still plenty to do! We’re already planning our next challenge for Veteran’s Day.
A New Campaign on the Horizon
As a reward for an amazing challenge week, we’re dropping some hints about a new campaign, coming September 4!
- The person at the center of the new campaign was once a Library of Congress employee.
- For this campaign we’re working with some new Library of Congress folks to bring history to life.
- We’re jazzed about these new pages and hope they’ll strike a chord with you too!
Any guesses? Stay tuned for the big announcement in two weeks!
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.