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do some transcription for #historyread #rwpchat

September 15, 2016

You may want to do some text correction or transcription as part of #historyread. There are many places you can become a digital volunteer and help.

You could do some text correcting of the newspapers at Trove Australia. There are some simple to follow guidelines, and an honor board of contributors. This may lead to further action such as knitting, as the Trove group on Ravelry are active in transcribing knitting and crochet patterns from the digitised newspapers and magazines.  You can see some of the items made as a result of these transcriptions. The most popular pattern is a knitted elephant.

Zooinverse has lots of projects you can participate in, and some are transcription ones. You may want to:



The Smithsonian is also seeking transcribers.

These are just a few of the transcribing and text correcting opportunities out there.  They are a very interesting way to explore #historyread


Ellen Forsyth

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