Lauren Algee, senior innovation specialist with the Library of Congress' Digital Innovation Lab, writes about the Library's new crowdsourcing project:
"Crowd.loc.gov invites the public to volunteer to transcribe (type) and tag with keywords digitized images of text materials from the Library’s collections... The pages awaiting transcription represent the diversity of the Library’s treasures. Today, volunteers can choose to work on selections from the papers of Mary Church Terrell, letters the public wrote to Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton’s diaries, Branch Rickey’s baseball scouting reports or memoirs of disabled Civil War veterans. We’ll continuously add new materials. Coming soon are documents related to women’s suffrage, Civil War veterans, American poetry, the history of psychiatry and more."
Source: Library of Congress Blog, October 31, 2018, https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2018/10/explore-transcribe-and-tag-at-crowd-loc-gov/