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 By contributing to transcriptions, you can make these historical documents more accessible to the public.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. […]
Posted by Jessie on January 25, 2012, under Genealogy / Family History, Open Government.
Throughout this holiday season, we encourage you to participate in the exciting activities featured on the Citizen Archivist Dashboard, which is available starting today. Check it out and try tagging, transcription, editing articles, uploading digital scans, and participating in contests all related to the records of the National Archives. We hope that you’ll share any suggestions […]
Posted by Jessie on December 23, 2011, under Contests, DC-area Researchers, Digitization, Open Government, Our Archives Wiki, Social Media (Web 2.0), Tag It Tuesday, Wikipedian in Residence.
A few weeks ago on The Text Message, I introduced Wikimedia’s Wikisource project to you. A sister project of Wikipedia, Wikisource is a free repository of primary-source texts which are transcribed, proofread, and arranged—like Wikipedia—collaboratively by a community of online volunteers. It is my pleasure to announce that, since August 15, Wikimedia’s presence now extends […]
Posted by Dominic on August 31, 2011, under Digitization, Films, Social Media (Web 2.0), Wikipedian in Residence.
We asked our new Wikipedian in Residence, Dominic McDevitt-Parks, to tell us a little bit about himself and his passion for Wikipedia. Welcome to the National Archives, Dominic! Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? What do you study in school? I am a history buff, a word nerd, a news junkie, […]
Posted by Mary (admin) on June 1, 2011, under DC-area Researchers, Digitization, Miscellaneous, Online Research, Open Government, Social Media (Web 2.0), Wikipedian in Residence.
If you are anything like me, you would love to volunteer more, but you don’t feel you have enough time to make a commitment. Luckily, these days, anyone with a computer and internet access can easily participate in online volunteer projects. An upcoming public program at the National Archives will look at three projects where […]
Posted by Meredith Stewart on May 11, 2011, under 1940 Census, DC-area Researchers, Digitization, Education, Electronic Records, Events, Genealogy / Family History, Miscellaneous, Online Research, Open Government, Social Media (Web 2.0).
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