Crowdsourced Transcription @ the Smithsonian

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Another resource/volunteer opportunity that I hope is not a retread: the Smithsonian Digital Volunteers Transcription Center. I’m a little late to the party, but I’ve gotten into the whole crowdsourced transcription thing due to the topic I chose for my final project, the encoding of marginalia, which is obviously very much linked to the issue of transcription.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 There are a ton of really interesting transcription projects on this site to work on, encompassing everything from bumblebee specimens labels to astronomy logbooks. I haven’t had the time to do any volunteering for any of these projects yet but plan to do so at some point. Very specific documentation is provided for each project, including at the links above, and more general documentation can be found here. They seem to have a very well-organized system that includes peer review among volunteers.


Source: https://dhpraxisfall16.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2016/12/22/crowdsourced-transcription-the-smithsonian/

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