Smithsonian Looking for Volunteers to Transcribe Historical Documents Digitally

Screen Shot 2013-11-06 at 9.32.13 AMIf you’re a history buff and looking to contribute to the world of education and history, then the Smithsonian is looking for your help. They are looking for digital volunteers to help transcribe their repository of historical documents – journals, letters, and more. Visit the Smithsonian’s Transcription Center and sign up as a volunteer. You can contribute to a larger work (transcribing a volume or a book) or work on smaller assignments, such as a letter or a note.

This a great opportunity to contribute to preserving our heritage electronically and helping to provide broader access of this content to the public.

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About Jennifer Carey

My name is Jennifer Carey and I am a student and educator of the human condition. I have long studied history, trained in archaeology, and found a passion in the field of education. As a long-time lover of technology (my father bought our family our first Apple IIe when I was three), I love technology and what it can bring to the classroom. I have taught at various Universities for many years as well as educating gifted teenagers through the Johns Hopkins program, the Center for Talented Youth. I am currently the Director of Educational Technology at the Ransom Everglades School (a secular independent school) in Miami, Fl. I also have a few educational podcasts on iTunes from my days teaching at TCU: The Ancient City of Rome, Classical Archaeology (2008), Classical Archaeology (2009), Introduction to Classical Myth, and Ancient Eats. They’re enhanced (so you get the PowerPoints along with the vocal), but please excuse the poor audio editing. Feel free to Email Me or follow me on twitter.
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5 Responses to Smithsonian Looking for Volunteers to Transcribe Historical Documents Digitally

  1. robertlfs says:

    Reblogged this on Archaeology, Museums & Outreach and commented:
    Here is fantastic volunteer opportunity to make information digitally accessible

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  3. Reblogged this on International Conservation Center and commented:
    Digitization of heritage is a crucial step in enabling public accessibility to information. The International Conservation Center – Citta di Roma believes very strongly in teaching and learning with new technologies. As the author, and social media gal for the Center, I have personally been involved in numerous historic transcription projects and have come away with it with a new wealth of information for both myself and the end users.

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