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Smithsonian Transcription Center

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Presented By Smithsonian Transcription Center
Goal Make historical data more accessible for research & discovery
Task Transcribe & review handwritten documents & labels
Where Online only Smithsonian Transcription Center 600 Maryland Avenue SW, Su. 400, Washington, 20024 DC 20024

The Smithsonian Transcription Center engages the public in making our priceless collections more accessible. We work hand-in-hand with Digital Volunteers to transcribe historic documents and collection records to facilitate research and excite learning in audiences everywhere. Participants have the chance to transcribe a diverse array of collection materials drawn from Smithsonian holdings in science, history, art, and culture.

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Ideal Age Group High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night, At home
Tags animals, archive, art, bees, biodiversity, biology, birds, botany, collection, cultural heritage, digitization, ecology & environment, field notes, handwritten, history, insects & pollinators, library, nature & outdoors, records, science, specimens, transcription
Project Updated 05/30/2017