Read and Transcribe Walt Whitman’s Notebooks and Diaries
Anybody can take part in the LOCs Crowd project to transcribe documents in the Walt Whitman collection of diaries and notes. To get started simply go to the collection and pick a file. Your chosen document 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 actually finished your transcription it is submitted for peer review. A demonstration of the procedure is included in.
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A few years ago the Library of Congress introduced a crowd sourcing job called
The function of the job is to employ the help 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, governmental papers, files about suffrage, and files about the integration of Major League Baseball.
Walt Whitmans diaries and notes..
The purpose of the task is to employ the aid of the public to transcribe thousands of primary source documents that are housed by and have been scanned by the Library of Congress. Over the years there have been collections of files from the American Civil War, documents from the American Revolution, governmental documents, documents about suffrage, and documents about the combination of Major League Baseball. Anyone can get involved in the LOCs Crowd project to transcribe documents in the Walt Whitman collection of journals and notes.
Applications for EducationThe LOCs Crowd task is a good chance for high school trainees and some intermediate school students to find out about Walt Whitman while contributing to a nationwide task. All of the collections in Crowd do have timelines and some other resources that assist to supply context for the documents that need transcription.
The Smithsonian has a similar crowdsourcing task called Smithsonian Digital Volunteers.