AOTUS wants you, citizen archivist
April 13th, 2010

David S. Ferriero is Archivist of the United States (AOTUS). He now has a blog AOTUS: Collector in Chief. In a post today he proposes crowdsourcing as a means to do work on the participation of The National Archives in the digital age. AOTUS is enlisting citizen archivists:

At the National Archives and Records Administration, we have no shortage of paper records to digitize or transcribe. The vast quantity and characteristics of our records create many challenges for us to make these accessible online. However, I believe we need to rethink our traditional approach (professional archivists must do everything) to providing access, in favor of a new approach that utilizes the collaborative power of the internet.

HT: Chronicle of Higher Education

Fatal error: Call to undefined function sociable_html() in /home/permutype/ on line 36