Learn how cultural organizations are using crowdsourcing to collect and preserve valuable content. This webinar will look at two community digital projects: History Unfolded, a citizen history project inviting teachers, students, and history buffs to help the US Holocaust Memorial Museum learn what was possible for Americans to have known about the Holocaust as it was happening, and By the People, which invites the public to transcribe, review, and tag digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library of Congress collections to make them more discoverable and accessible for everyone.
Speakers will review project origins, achievements, and takeaways that could benefit other institutions considering digital volunteer projects as well as what crowdsourced transcription work means, how it supports discovery and access, and how your institution can host its own transcribe-a-thon.
Eric Schmalz Citizen History Community Manager, History Unfolded Project, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Carlyn Osborn, Community Manager for the By the People Program, Library of Congress.