08 July 2015

Another Crowdsourcing Project to Benefit Genealogists

Got crowdsourcing on the brain after the post last week on the new Freedmen’s Bureau Records project.

The British Library has introduced LibCrowds – a crowdsourcing platform aimed at enhancing access to British Library collections.

Today we launch LibCrowds, a platform dedicated to the hosting of experimental crowdsourcing projects aimed at enhancing access to British Library collections.

Our first project series, Convert-a-Card, is dedicated to the retro-conversion of printed card catalogues into electronic records, in order to make them available to a worldwide audience via our ExploreBL catalogue, which already includes nearly 57 million records.

The initial focus of Convert-a-Card is the Asian and African collections, and the catalogues involved are from the Chinese and the Indonesian collections ...

Read the full PR here.

Besides the Freedmen’s Bureau Records Project and LibCrowds, are you aware of any other NEW crowdsourcing projects that family historians will directly benefit from?

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