January 24, 2022

New from NARA: Introducing the National Archives Transcription Pilot Project

From a NARAtions Blog Post:

As part of the recently launched Citizen Archivist Dashboard, you can now participate in the National Archives Transcription Pilot Project.  By contributing to transcriptions, you can make these historical documents more accessible to the public.

The transcription pilot features over 300 documents (about 1,000 pages) ranging from the late 18th century through the 20th century.  We’ve included letters to a civil war spy, various acts and laws, presidential records, suffrage petitions, indictments, and fugitive slave case files.

We’ve categorized each document as beginner, intermediate, or advanced based on the level of effort we believe will be needed to transcribe it.  In addition to searching for documents, you can browse by difficulty, year, and the status of transcription – “Not Yet Started,” “Partially Transcribed,” and “Completed.”

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: Transcription FAQ

See Also:  NARA Launches “Citizen Archivist Dashboard” (December 28, 2011)



About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.