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Library of Congress Technology

Challenge

Find a crowdsourcing solution that would provide OCR corrections and metadata generation for 36 million copyright records at the U.S. Copyright Office.

Journey

Gathered, synthesized, and compiled information over a span of a week. Read over 1,000 web pages and conducted three interviews with experts from the Library of Congress web services, Library of Congress Flickr Pilot Program, and the Smithsonian Transcription Center.

Outcome

A pilot program proposal for launching a crowdsourcing initiative.