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Digital Crowdsourcing: Douglass Day

This guide was created by Sarah Petras in partial fulfillment of the MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2022.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a transcribe-a-thon?

A transcribe-a-thon is an event in which people gather in person or online to work simultaneously on a crowdsourcing project. 

Who can participate?

Our in-person event is free and open to the public, and anyone with an internet connection and a computer can help with the transcription. No prior experience is needed, and the platform is free to use and beginner-friendly.

Do I need to bring my computer?

Yes. We suggest one laptop per 1-3 people. Transcribing in small teams of 2-3 people can be a lot of fun! Or, people can take turns transcribing. Unfortunately, our project does not work well on mobile phones or small tablets.

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