Smithsonian Institution Seeking Volunteers to Digitize Its Collections

The Smithsonian Institution is seeking volunteers to transcribe documents so they can be digitized
For those who have extra time and would like to contribute to science around the world (even if you don’t have a scientific background), you now have the perfect opportunity. The Smithsonian Institution is looking for volunteers to help digitize its vast collection of science and history. The new website where this is all organized was launched today, and anyone who would like to volunteer can sign up to help transcribe thousands of handwritten and typed artifacts which can’t be read by computers. Once completed, these will become available in digital form to scientists and researchers around the world who would’ve had to come to the museums to get the information in the pa...

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2 Responses to Smithsonian Institution Seeking Volunteers to Digitize Its Collections

  1. donald says:

    Oh, this is great! I love the idea and can’t wait to help out in the project. Thanks for sharing.

  2. william says:

    This is a good idea that helps in a number of ways. The Smithsonian is able to devote its staff resources to other important things while researchers get vital data for their projects in a more timely manner. Best of all, the public has a direct connection with the project making them more a part of it. I would love to see more museums set up projects like this.

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