Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Website: Crowd

CROWD is a crowdsourcing project from the Library of Congress.
This web-based project encourages volunteers to help make historical documents more searchable by the public. Participants can transcribe, review, and tag documents.
Users begin by choosing a campaign such as transcribing letters or diaries. Each project provides an overview, timeline, blog, and and statistics about progress and contributions.
The website also contains project news, a discussion area, and help for participants. Resources for educators wishing to involve their students include guiding questions, primary source analysis materials, and lessons.
Librarians will find this crowdsourcing project to be a effective way to actively involve youth in critical thinking and information literacy activities. Work with the history teacher to build lessons that incorporate primary sources and crowdsourcing.
To visit the website, go to