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Transcribe #1000pages for Sunshine Week

Transcription Challenge Surpasses Goal! Thank you!

Citizen archivists transcribed 2,500 pages and added 10,000 tags to the National Archives Catalog during Sunshine Week, March 16-23, 2015. We more than doubled the 1,000 page goal! Participants used the hashtag #1000pages and tweeted @USNatArchives to let us know what they found in the records. Check out our Storify of the Transcription Challenge.

We still need your help!  We have millions of pages of digitized records available in our online catalog. Check out how to get started and the Transcription Missions below.

Transcription Challenge: Sunshine Week - March 16-23, 2015

Wikimania 2012

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What: The U.S. National Archives is proud to be a partner of Wikimania, the annual international conference of Wikimedia. Wikimania 2012 takes place in Washington, D.C. and is organized by Wikimedia D.C. The editing community of Wikipedia and its sister sites and the general public meet to share their experiences with free knowledge initiatives all over the world. Major themes will include open government and collaboration with cultural institutions.

Learn more about the conference at Wikimania's web site.

When: Thursday, July 12 - Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday, July 13 at 9 a.m.
GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) professionals panel with Pamela Wright, Chief Digital Access Strategist, and Dominic McDevitt-Parks, Wikipedian in Residence at the National Archives

Saturday, July 14th at 10:30 a.m.
Wikisource and the US National Archives: a case study with Dominic McDevitt-Parks, Wikipedian in Residence at the National Archives

Saturday, July 14th at 4:00 p.m.
Closing Plenary – Mr. David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

Where: George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Hashtag: #wikimania

Social Media Week 2012

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Washington D.C. will join other major cities in the world to have its first Social Media Week from February 13-17, 2012. We have several sessions during the Social Media Week in downtown Washington D.C. Come join us for the Citizen Archivist Dashboard Demo and Citizen Archivist Dashboard: Let’s Get Tagging events!

U.S. National Archives 2.0: Citizen Archivist Dashboard Demo

What: The U.S. National Archives launched its Citizen Archivist Dashboard in December 2011. The dashboard is a hub for the Archives’ crowdsourcing initiatives, including tagging, transcription, digitization of records and more. Citizen archivists, staff archivists, students and researchers together share insights and manpower to make the records and America’s history more accessible to all. Join us for a demonstration of the various collaboration tools in the dashboard and discussion of how the dashboard fits into the Archives’ online strategy.

When: Thursday, February 16 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Where: The William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building

Hashtag: #SMWarchives

Citizen Archivist Dashboard: Let’s Get Tagging

What: Calling citizen archivists and would-be citizen archivists for a tag-a-thon! Contribute to the tagging missions in the U.S. National Archives’ Citizen Archivist Dashboard. Explore and tag fascinating historical documents, photographs, and multimedia held by the Archives. Help make these materials easier to discover online through the Archives’ online catalog, Flickr, and Wikimedia Commons. How many tags can you add in an hour?

When: Thursday, February 16 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Where: The William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building

Hashtag: #SMWarchives

Tagging Missions:

GLAMcamp DC

What: GLAMcamp DC is a meeting/workshop for Wikimedians active in outreach to cultural institutions in the United States. This will be a workshop for a small group of community-focused and technology-focused Wikimedians to continue to solidify the key elements of the glamwiki.org project, with special focus on the United States.

When: February 10, 11, and 12, 2012

Where: National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Hashtag: #glamwiki

7th Annual William G. McGowan Forum on Communications, Technology and Government

What:What’s on the cutting edge of digital communications and social media, and what’s the big picture? The 7th Annual William G. McGowan Forum on Communications, Technology and Government will explore new opportunities and ideas for social media affecting the private, government, and public sectors and the average citizen. Moderated by Alex Howard, the Government 2.0 Correspondent for O’Reilly Media, panelists include Macon Phillips, White House Director of New Media, Pamela S. Wright, Chief Digital Access Strategist at the National Archives, and David Weinberger, Senior Researcher, Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society. A Social Media Fair and reception will take place in the theater lobby prior to the program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with staff demonstrations of some of the latest social media tools.

When:Friday, November 4, 2011

Where:The William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building

Liam Wyatt Wikimedia Lecture

What: The National Archives presents a discussion with Liam Wyatt, Wikimedia Foundation Cultural Partnerships Fellow and former Wikipedian in Residence at the British Museum, on the importance and advantages of making information findable and usable in a digital world.

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 2:30pm

Where: The William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building

Are You In? Citizen Archivists, Crowdsourcing, and Open Government

What:At the National Archives, we’re always trying to think of new ways to make our historical records more accessible to the public. We have only a small fraction of our 10 billion records online, so it’s clear we’ve got to get creative. It’s vital that we learn how other institutions address this challenge, and we heard about three innovative projects from this event:

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Where: The William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building

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