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Opportunity Details

Adult Education

Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Making History with LVA (virtual)

Make some history with the Library of Virginia! 

The Library of Virginia acquires, preserves, and promotes access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture. With more content and research moving online, we seek to make digital documents as accessible as possible by crowdsourcing their contents. Volunteers will transcribe handwritten pages and historical newspapers by reading the text and typing it into digital form. Join us for a virtual volunteer session to learn how you can help make historical documents more searchable and usable for researchers now and in the future.

Each session may focus on one of these three crowdsourcing projects:

An introduction to the platform and demonstration of the activity will be presented by the Library of Virginia staff. After this, volunteers will be asked to work independently for the remaining time. They will be able to share their screen and ask questions about specific documents or issues. Zoom joining info will be emailed the week of the event.

Participate in enhancing access to collections of over 400 years of Virginia history, people, and culture. From peace to wartime, wedding announcements and world-changing events, and court records to letters home, there will be something for everyone. Help us tell the narrative of all Virginians – the famous, infamous and even anonymous – and join us in Making History.

 

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