January 23, 2022

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 (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.