Category Archives: crowdsourcing

Teaching from the Archives

Today’s post comes from Meredith Doviak, Community Manager for the National Archives Catalog.  Meredith recently spoke to Dr. Jaime Cantrell, Visiting Assistant Professor of English at The University of Mississippi. Dr. Cantrell has introduced undergraduate students to the importance of … Continue reading

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Join us for a Gender Equality Edit-a-thon on October 22, 2016

Come out and join us on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Gender Equality in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Register for this event today! … Continue reading

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Your First Thoughts on the Social Media Strategy

This post is written by Jeannie Chen, Mary King, and Hilary Parkinson and is part of our ongoing series about our social media strategy. We welcome comments from staff, other cultural institutions, and the public, and will continue to update the … Continue reading

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Hands-on Research with THATClass and the National Archives

Today’s post comes from Dina Herbert, Innovation Hub Coordinator. Dina recently chatted with Patrick Cronin and Thomas Neville about THATClass, their project-based archival education program for Washington, DC students. Tell me about THATClass.  What do students learn by participating in … Continue reading

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National Archives and Law Library of Congress Host Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Proposed Amendments

The following guest post is by Andrew Weber, a legislative information systems manager at the Library of Congress. It is cross posted on the Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis. The National Archives and the Law Library of Congress are hosting a … Continue reading

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#ElectionCollection Challenge

Todays post comes from Jeannie Chen, Social Media Coordinator for the Office of Presidential Libraries at the National Archives. This post can also be found on the American Experience PBS blog. Share your quirky, cool, and surprising historic memorabilia! Get out … Continue reading

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National Archives program trains Wikipedians in cultural heritage outreach

Editors’s note:  On June 14–16, the National Archives hosted its second GLAM Boot Camp. This program, funded by the National Archives Foundation, is an outreach-focused, skills-building workshop for Wikipedians partnering with cultural institutions. You can read more about our first GLAM … Continue reading

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National Park Service Turns 100

Summer is here and we hope your plans include visiting one or more of the 411 national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails in the National Park System.  If … Continue reading

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“BEWARE: It’s Addicting!” Citizen Scanning in the Innovation Hub

Today’s post comes from Dina Herbert, Innovation Hub Coordinator at the National Archives in Washington, DC. I recently met Cindy Norton at the Innovation Hub in Washington, DC when she arrived to scan Civil War pension files. Once she started, … Continue reading

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We want to help you crowd-source your research

Today’s post comes from Kelly Osborn, History Hub Community Manager, and Naomi Lieberman, National Archives Intern. Do you have cable TV, a smart phone, or some other technological gadget? If you’re like me, when something breaks, you probably head to your favorite … Continue reading

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