A major function of the Law Library of Congress is the preparation of reports on legal topics, with an emphasis on foreign, comparative, and international law, in response to requests from Congress, the executive and judicial branches of the federal government, and others. The Law Library has authored thousands of reports from the 1940s to the present, and recently began a multi-year effort to digitize and publish some of our previously unreleased historical reports in order to make them fully accessible to researchers and other members of the public. Since early 2020, nearly 1,600 digitized and born-digital historical reports (https://www.loc.gov/collections/publications-of-the-law-library-of-congress/about-this-collection/) have been released online. This webinar will discuss the process for inventorying, processing, and publishing these reports, as well as the recent launch of the Law Library’s second crowdsourcing campaign with By The People (https://crowd.loc.gov/) , entitled Historical Legal Reports from the Law Library of Congress (https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/legal-reports/).
Stephen Mayeaux, Senior Legal Information Specialist, Law Library of Congress
Jonathan Donovan, Archiving Technician, Law Library of Congress
Michael Mellifera, 2021 Junior Fellow, Law Library of Congress
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