Preservation Week: By the People

The Library of Congress launched By the People ( in the autumn of 2018. The application invites you to transcribe, review, and tag digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library’s collections. Everyone is welcome to take part! You don't even need to create an account, but if you do, you'll have access to additional features such as tagging and reviewing other people's transcriptions. All transcriptions are made and reviewed by volunteers before they are returned to, the Library's website. These transcriptions will improve search, readability, and access to handwritten and typed documents for those who are not fully sighted or cannot read the handwriting of the original documents.

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