2015 Digital Initiatives Symposium
San Diego, Calif.
In 2011 the University of Iowa Libraries began crowdsourcing the digital transcription of its manuscript archives. Four years and over 50,000 transcribed pages later, that project, known as DIY History, has garnered considerable internet attention via Buzzfeed, Twitter, Tumblr, and the NBC News blog. At the same time, it has been threaded into undergraduate classrooms at Iowa as a means of introducing students to primary source research, information literacy, and multimodal design.
Copyright © 2015, Thomas M. Keegan, Matthew Gilchrist, and Paul A. Soderdahl.