Tag : crowd-sourcing

From the NYPL website

The New York Public Library’s “What’s on the menu?” Project

The New York Public Library wants you! The public library system is currently working on a large-scale project to transcribe and digitize their collection of more 40,000 menus that date back to the 1840s, and they’re opening the process up to the public. So if you want to try out your amateur archivist chops, or [...]

NY Times: For Bentham and Others, Scholars Enlist Public to Transcribe Papers

The New York Times has an on-going “Humanities 2.0″ series in which they examine how new digital tools and technologies are changing the nature of scholarship in history, literature, and the arts. The latest article in the series discusses how researchers at the University College London (UCL) are utilizing new Web 2.0 tools to process [...]