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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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GPO Builds New Online Repository for US Gov’t Publications

The Government Publishing Office has unveiled a beta website that offers a wide range of federal government reports and other documents for public access, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Grayson Ullman writes govinfo.gov will replace the agency’s online Federal Digital System portal by 2017 and contains more than 1.5 million electronic government publications such as …

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House Votes to Extend Federal Pay Freeze

The House approved a bill Wednesday to extend the federal pay freeze through 2013, according to information provided by the Library of Congress. In a 307-117 vote, lawmakers passed the bill introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.). The bill also includes language that places a hold on members of Congress’ …

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