Read and Transcribe Walt Whitman’s Notebooks and Diaries
A couple of years ago the Library of Congress released a crowd sourcing task called
The purpose of the project is to employ the aid of the public to transcribe thousands of main source files that are housed by and have actually been scanned by the Library of Congress. Over the years there have actually been collections of files from the American Civil War, papers from the American Revolution, presidential papers, files about suffrage, and files about the integration of Major League Baseball.
Walt Whitmans journals and notes..
The purpose of the project is to enlist the assistance of the public to transcribe thousands of primary source documents that are housed by and have actually been scanned by the Library of Congress. Over the years there have actually been collections of documents from the American Civil War, papers from the American Revolution, presidential papers, documents about suffrage, and files about the combination of Major League Baseball. Anyone can get involved in the LOCs Crowd job to transcribe documents in the Walt Whitman collection of diaries and notes.
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Applications for EducationThe LOCs Crowd project is a good chance for high school students and some middle school students to learn more about Walt Whitman while adding to a national project. All of the collections in Crowd do have timelines and some other resources that help to supply context for the documents that are in requirement of transcription.
The Smithsonian has a comparable crowdsourcing task called Smithsonian Digital Volunteers.
Anyone can participate in the LOCs Crowd task to transcribe files in the Walt Whitman collection of notes and diaries. To get begun just go to the collection and pick a document. Your picked file will appear on the left side of the screen and a field for writing your transcription appears on the right side of the screen. After you have finished your transcription it is submitted for peer review. A demonstration of the process is included in.
the video listed below.