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Drexel Librarians Offer Support for Participants in Congressional Data Challenge

January 24, 2018

The Library of Congress is sponsoring the Congressional Data Challenge to advance the discovery, use, and exploration of the collection of legislative information it offers online at and the Drexel Libraries is here to help!

Running from October 19, 2017 to April 2, 2018, the challenge asks coders to leverage legislative data sets on and other platforms to develop digital projects that analyze, interpret or share congressional data in user-friendly ways. Submissions can take the form of interactive visualizations, mobile or desktop applications, a website or other digital creations.

Entries will be evaluated on three criteria: usefulness, creativity and design. For more information and ideas, visit the NEH “Chronicling America” data challenge winners and bulk data sets on the Library of Congress Labs page.

Drexel’s liaison librarians are available to provide subject matter expertise for coders, and contact Liaison Librarian Tim Siftar at for more information.

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