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Friday, August 15 • 9:15am - 10:15am
SESSION 309 - For the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge: Achieving the Smithsonian Institution's Mission Through Crowdsourced Transcription

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Join Smithsonian Institution archivists and web developers in a lively series of presentations relating to their participation in transcription.si.edu, the first release of the Smithsonian's ambitious Digital Volunteers crowdsourcing platform supporting transcription of handwritten documents in a wide range of formats and subject areas, from scientific field notebooks to diaries, letters, and writings. Design, templates, user analytics, workflow, and future uses of crowdsourcing are discussed and demonstrated.

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Riccardo Ferrante

IT Specialist, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
Riccardo Ferrante is the Smithsonian Institution Archives' Director of Digital Services, overseeing its Electronic Records, Digitization, Web and Social Media teams. He is also Digital Preservation adjunct faculty for Johns Hopkins University.
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Meghan Ferriter

Transcription Project Coordinator, Quotient, Inc on behalf of Smithsonian Institution OCIO
Dr. Meghan Ferriter is an anthropologist and interdisciplinary researcher leading community engagement and advising best practice as the Project Coordinator for the Smithsonian Transcription Center. Before entering this role, she explored knowledge-building and communication in communities... Read More →

Andrew Gunther

IT Specialist Application Developer, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Andrew Gunther has been working in the field of museums, libraries and archives since the late 90s. He is currently the lead developer for the services comprising the Smithsonian's Enterprise Digital Asset Network (EDAN) focusing on metadata and image delivery systems of museum objects... Read More →

Joe Hursey

Reference Coordinator/Associate Curator, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Joe Hursey currently serves as the Reference and Digital Coordinator for the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian. As the Digital Coordinator, Mr. Hursey selects, scans and uploads the diaries, ledgers and journals from the Archive's Center as projects... Read More →

Jennifer Morris

Archivist, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Jennifer Morris is the archivist at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum, the first federally funded neighborhood museum located in Washington, D. C.  She oversees archival processing, cataloguing, and reference. Her interests are in the care and preservation of family... Read More →

Sylvia Orli

Museum Specialist, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
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Ching-Hsien Wang

Library & Archives Systems Support Manager, Smithsonian Institution
Ms. Wang is an expert in information science for more than 20 years. She has worked extensively in collection management specializing in information retrieval, software development, data analysis, and project coordination from across the Smithsonian. Among recent large scale digitization... Read More →

Karen Weiss

Head of Digital Operations, Archives of American Art
Oversee digitization initiatives at the Archives of American Art. Interested in developments in digitization technologies, web access, collection information systems, digital humanities, LOD, DAMS, EAC, management of born digital collections, oral history. Having fun as a contributor... Read More →

Friday August 15, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Virginia C [Lobby Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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