Transcribe #1000pages for Sunshine Week

NARA is excited to participate in Government-wide Sunshine Week activities by launching our first Transcription Challenge in the National Archives Catalog!

Here at the Archives, we like to say that there is a story in every box. Help us unlock those stories by transcribing the digitized records in the catalog.  Our goal this week is to complete 1,000 transcriptions from Monday, March 16th through Monday, March 23rd.

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Get started by visiting the Transcription Challenge page on the Citizen Archivist Dashboard. You’ll find instructions on how to create an account and transcription missions, tips, and individual records to transcribe.

Do you have favorite records already online the catalog and you think they’d be good for the challenge?  Email us at catalog@nara.gov so we can add it to our web page.

Tweet us @USNatArchives using the hashtag #1000pages to let us know what you’re working on and what you find in the records!

Follow us throughout the week to keep up with our progress.  Will we reach #1000pages?  Not unless you accept the challenge!

Ready.  Set.  Transcribe!

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One Response to Transcribe #1000pages for Sunshine Week

  1. Meredith Stewart says:

    Thank you! Citizen archivists transcribed 2,500 pages and added 10,000 tags to the National Archives Catalog during Sunshine Week, March 16-23, 2015. We more than double the 1,000 page goal! Check out our Storify of the Transcription Challenge: https://storify.com/USNatArchives/1000pages-transcription-challenge.
    We still need your help! We have millions of pages of digitized records available in our online catalog. Check out how to get started at: http://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist/transcribe/#catalog.

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