Library of Congress: By the People Launches First Wholly Non-English Crowdsourced Transcription Project

Library of Congress: By the People Launches First Wholly Non-English Crowdsourced Transcription Project. “The Library’s crowdsourcing initiative By the People has launched its newest campaign to enlist the public’s help to make digital collection items more searchable and accessible online. Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents includes thousands of pages of historical documents in Spanish, Latin and Catalan.”

Library of Congress: Crowdsourcing Project Launches Campaign to Transcribe Rosa Parks’ Papers and Reveal the Woman Behind the Legend

Library of Congress: Crowdsourcing Project Launches Campaign to Transcribe Rosa Parks’ Papers and Reveal the Woman Behind the Legend. “By the People, the Library of Congress’ crowdsourced transcription project powered by volunteers across the country is launching a campaign to transcribe Rosa Parks’ personal papers to make them more searchable and accessible online, including many items featured in the exhibition, ‘Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words,’ starting [February 4], the 107th anniversary of her birth.”

William & Mary: ‘Hamilton’ heightens interest in King George III

William & Mary: ‘Hamilton’ heightens interest in King George III. “This month marks five years since England’s Royal Archives opened its collections from the Georgian monarchy to the public. By providing online access to these materials, scholars and historians around the globe are making new discoveries about the Georgian kings, and specifically about King George III…. Faced with nearly a half million pages of text to be transcribed, W&M Libraries is turning to the community for help.”

State Archives of North Carolina: There’s Still Time to Help Improve Access to NC’s Historic Documents

State Archives of North Carolina: There’s Still Time to Help Improve Access to NC’s Historic Documents. “Great news! TranscribeNC, the crowd sourced transcription program by the State Archives of North Carolina, has reached a milestone. Over the last six months, over 100 volunteers have dedicated their time to complete over 1600 page edits. The local draft board project will close on November 30. You still have a chance to make history! Beginning in December, TrasncribeNC will debut new projects focusing on WWI letters and diaries and women’s history. More information coming soon!”

Library of Congress: Celebrating a year with By the People

Library of Congress: Celebrating a year with By the People. “We launched the program on October 24, 2018 with the goal of engaging volunteers to explore and connect to Library of Congress collections while enhancing searchability, readability, and research use of digitized collections. Since then, over 11,000 volunteers have registered and even more have contributed anonymously. Together they’ve completed transcription of over 31,000 digital collection pages and another 55,000 await peer review.”

Equal Suffrage League of Virginia Records are coming to Making History: Transcribe (Virginia Memory)

Virginia Memory: Equal Suffrage League of Virginia Records are coming to Making History: Transcribe. “The Library of Virginia is excited to make the records of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia available in Making History: Transcribe. As part of our 2020 commemoration of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment guaranteeing women’s right to vote, the Library is asking volunteers to help transcribe these records that document women’s campaign for the vote in Virginia.”

Bloomberg: Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe Users’ Audio Chats

Bloomberg: Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe Users’ Audio Chats. “Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work. The work has rattled the contract employees, who are not told where the audio was recorded or how it was obtained — only to transcribe it, said the people, who requested anonymity for fear of losing their jobs.”