27 September 2011
A recent post on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog reminded me of this project …
Digitalkoot is a joint project run by the National Library of Finland and Microtask. Our goal is to index the library's enormous archives so that they are searchable on the Internet. This will enable everyone to easily access our cultural heritage.
You can help us by playing games. Playing games in Digitalkoot fixes mistakes in our index of old Finnish newspapers. This greatly increases the accuracy of text-based searches of the newspaper archives.
What a way to try and produce error-free digitized newspaper content – playing fun games!
If you have some familiarity with Finnish or Swedish or any other languages one might find in
’s archives, you might want to try your hand at these games! Finland
Editor’s Note: Similar in its purpose of helping to digitize content and different in its approach on achieving this is ReCaptcha. There is a chance that if you have made an online purchase, joined an email list or done some other activity where some level of security is needed and you’ve been asked to type in two words, you have already been helping to digitize books!
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