Library of Congress

Library of Congress is spending $1.5M on a public Congressional Research Service reports website. Is it worth it?

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 1 week ago

The library's implementation plan, and critiques from some in civil society, is raising a quintessential tension in civic tech.

The Library of Congress is experimenting with GIS

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 months ago

The "Story Maps" applications are intended to "tell the incredible stories of the Library’s collections through narrative, multimedia, and interactive maps."

The Library of Congress has decided to stop collecting all your tweets

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 7 months ago

The library will only archive tweets "on a very selective basis" come the new year.

The Library of Congress finally finished its quest to digitize the original Lincoln documents

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 8 months ago

For the first time, more than 20,000 full-color scans of the original documents are available online.

Visualize this: The Library of Congress Labs has launched a Congressional Data Challenge

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 9 months ago

It's a chance to build a tool that'll help Americans make sense of the wealth of legislative data available on

Library of Congress doubles down on digital with the launch of ‘labs’ site

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 10 months ago

Labs is "a new online space that will host a changing selection of experiments."