Catalyst Fund Webinar Series: Access to US Congressional Correspondence Data

Date & Time Name Delivery Method Price (Member / Non-Member)  
11/1/2019 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM EST
Catalyst Fund Webinar Series: Access to US Congressional Correspondence Data
Live Online $0.00 / $0.00


Constituent correspondence with the U.S. Congress captures the interactions between Americans and their elected representatives. Congress manages correspondence with proprietary systems, and data exported from these systems is donated to libraries across the country. The complexity, format, and sensitive nature of the exported data have posed challenges for repositories. No repository has processed these large data sets in a replicable way, and without a concerted effort, data is at risk of disappearing. The America Contacts Congress project, funded by a LYRASIS Catalyst Fund grant, provides a roadmap for preserving and providing access to this unique resource.

Danielle Emerling is Assistant Curator and Congressional and Political Papers Archivist at West Virginia University Libraries where she manages the Modern Congressional and Political Papers Collection. In 2018 she served as director for the LYRASIS-funded project, “America Contacts Congress: Providing Access to U.S. Congressional Correspondence Data.” She has served as chair of the Society of American Archivists Congressional Papers Section and is the treasurer for the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress.

State library and/or archives agency; Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Academic library: 2 year; Archives; Special Collections
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