Tag Archives: crowdsourcing

What's New On Amara?

Last March we introduced you to our new crowdsource video caption tool, Amara. This neat tool allows anyone with an interest in transcribing our motion picture collection to join our team and start typing what you hear! After the captioning … Continue reading

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Have Your Say: Revising the Digitization Strategy

Today’s post comes from Markus Most, Director of the Digitization Division at the National Archives. In September 2007, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requested public input on a Draft Plan for Digitizing Archival Materials. Incorporating feedback from the public, NARA … Continue reading

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Calling Citizen Archivists to Crowdsource Video Captions!

One of the chief goals of the National Archives is making our records- regardless of format- more accessible.  Sometimes this means digitizing records and adding them to our catalog, but it also means creating ways for all US citizens to … Continue reading

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Help Our Curators Find Signatures in the Records

Jennifer Johnson, an exhibit curator at NARA, would love your help finding records in the National Archives with signatures.  She’s working on an exhibit and would love your suggestions. At the National Archives, we have a range of signatures from … Continue reading

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We Can Do It! Let's Get Indexing!

Have you signed up yet to index the 1940 census?  Volunteers have indexed just over 70 million names in the census.   Your help is needed to finish indexing the millions of names that still remain. How can you help? Join … Continue reading

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New Documerica set on Flickr

In honor of Earth Day, we have added a great new set of photographs from the Documerica collection to Flickr.  Boyd Norton, a photographer who is still greatly involved with nature photography, took photos of the National Parks in the … Continue reading

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Pitch In on Earth Day!

Every April 22nd, people around the world celebrate Earth Day, a coordinated event to bring awareness and show appreciation for the earth’s natural beauty and resources.  Earth Day had a really big kickoff in US during the early 1970s as … Continue reading

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Environment in a Day from the EPA

The National Archives and the Environmental Protection Agency have been working together to bring awareness to the 1970s Documerica photo collection.   The EPA’s State of the Environment project on Flickr asks people to upload their environmental photos to a group … Continue reading

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