Pitch In! Become a digital volunteer at State Library of Queensland

0 Posted by - 14 July 2013 - Feature stories

State Library of Queensland is looking for digital volunteers to tag, text correct, or transcribe its significant collections of historic photographs, newspapers, and books.

It doesn’t matter if you’re from Thargomindah, Toowoomba, Toowong, or Taipei anyone can Pitch In!

State Librarian Janette Wright said digital volunteers were needed to add information about historic photographs, correct the text of old newspaper articles, and transcribe significant diaries.

She said, “We’re particularly keen to work on some of our World War I collections in the lead up to the centenary in 2014. Correctly transcribing old letters, diaries and newspapers makes it much easier for family members, researchers, writers, and the public to find and use these materials.”

As well as World War I, there are assignments involving Queensland band history, Australian South Sea Islanders and the Ekka. All assignments help State Library of Queensland make digital collections more visible and accessible.

Pitch In! is an ongoing project that will present some of the most exciting and mysterious collections for volunteers to engage with and share their unique knowledge and stories online. For more information on how to get involved, find “Pitch In!” on www.slq.qld.gov.au or email: discovery@slq.qld.gov.au

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    Stephen O'Neill 24 July 2013 - 9:47 pm Reply

    First degree, a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History and Politics. So this interest me intellectually.
    One of my hobbies is studying conflict, whether it be Military, Political or Industrial.
    Feel free to contact me, or view my Linkedin site.

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