Do you watch Sherlock or Elementary?
Does cryptic cursive writing make your fingers twitch for a magnifying glass?
Do you need community service hours?
Then stop by the MW Library to reserve your spot in a workshop with Sonya Coleman, Digital Collections Specialist for the Library of Virginia, on Thursday, Sep. 21, from 3:45pm to 4:45pm, about Transcribe, a crowdsourced transcription project “documenting over 400 years of VA history, people, and culture.”
She’ll give an overview of Transcribe, the types of historical documents in need of transcription, and tips for transcription, then participants will dive into the archives and start decoding documents. She’ll also have free LVA bling!
This is the perfect opportunity to dive into the Library of Virginia’s collections AND earn community service hours right here @ MLWGS. “From peace to wartime, court records to letters home, and conspiracies to political statements, there will be something for everyone.”
In October through May of this school year, I’ll host a Transcribe-a-thon in the library after school on the second Wednesday of each month (October through May) from 3:30-5pm. There will also be an opportunity to transcribe at designated tables in the library during lunch the next day.
For enthusiastic volunteers, LVA holds similar events each month hosted by HandsOnRVA, and volunteers with a Transcribe account can decode documents from home too.