August 4, 2021

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  By contributing to transcriptions, you can make these historical documents more accessible to the public.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 […]

New Article: Experimenting with Strategies for Crowdsourcing Manuscript Transcription

The following article appears in the latest issue of Research Library Issues (Number 277) published by the Association of Research Libraries. Title: Experimenting with Strategies for Crowdsourcing Manuscript Transcription Authors: Nicole Saylor (Head, Digital Library Services, University of Iowa Libraries) Jen Wolfe (Metadata Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries) From the Introduction: Crowdsourcing—soliciting the public’s help […]