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Digital Crowdsourcing: National Archives

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.


The National Archives has called on ordinary citizens to transcribe its digitized collections. Prospective volunteers can create an account with the National Archives and create transcriptions, tags, and comments for digitized materials. Records available through the National Archives span a wide variety of topics, and volunteers can search within the National Archives catalog to discover materials relevant to their own interests.