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Library of Congress to Hold 2020 GIS Day Focused on COVID-19 Analysis

COVID-19 Analysis

The Library of Congress plans to hold this year’s GIS Day on Nov. 18th as part of efforts to promote the use of geographic information science to monitor the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Library of Congress will hold the event at 1 p.m. ET and will also provide access to the presentations at a later date.

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Library of Congress Teams Up With GSA Under Centers of Excellence Program; Julie Dunne, Bob De Luca Quoted

Julie Dunne

The General Services Administration (GSA) has partnered with the office of public information and education (PIO) within the U.S. Library of Congress’ copyright office to help PIO modernize its contact center through GSA’s Centers of Excellence program. “The modernization of the federal government’s IT infrastructure and applications is an important priority for GSA,” said FAS commissioner Julie Dunne.

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Library of Congress Updates Online Portal, Records Mgmt Features

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The Library of Congress is implementing updates to its Congress.gov portal to ensure accessibility and simplified operations for staff members and the general public. Robert Brammer, head of the Law Library of Congress's Office of External Relations, said that the Library worked to streamline search functionalities for the website and improve language accessibility features for Spanish-speaking users. 

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Library of Congress Addresses GAO IT Recommendations

Carla Hayden, the librarian of congress, said the Library of Congress has made progress to improve information technology management since 2015, Fedscoop reported Thursday. The library, also known as the Congress' research arm, has addressed almost 95 percent of the Government Accountability Office's recommendations from a 2015 audit.

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Library of Congress to Unveil Crowdsourcing Program as Part of Digital Strategy

The U.S. Library of Congress will introduce a crowdsourcing program on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in an effort to facilitate access to its physical and digital collections through tagging and transcription. A blog post published Wednesday says the program is part of its new Digital Strategy and strategic plan, which seeks to facilitate connections with citizens through a digitally enabled, data-driven and user-centered approach.

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Library of Congress to Hold Legislative Data App Challenge

The Library of Congress plans to launch a prize competition for citizen coders to suggest ideas on how to modernize public access to the government’s legislative data, FCW reported Tuesday. Bud Barton, chief information officer at LOC, said at the Legislative Data and Transparency Conference the library will seek applications …

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Senate Confirms Carla Hayden as Library of Congress Head

Carla Hayden, formerly CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, has received Senate confirmation to become the new head of the Library of Congress, the Baltimore Sun reported Friday. John Fritze writes the Senate voted 74-18 in favor of Hayden after the Senate Rules Committee approved her nomination in June. She will succeed …

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Rep. Elise Stefanik Introduces Bill to Create Online Legislative Process Tracking System

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-New York) has introduced a bill that would instruct the Library of Congress to implement a web-based platform for the general public to view and track legislative changes on Congress.gov. The Establishing Digital Interactive Transparency Act calls for the Library of Congress to present every version of a bill or resolution within the same document via the website, Stefanik’s …

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