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Intern Uses Crowd-sourcing to Catalog Smithsonian Trailblazer

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 by in The OFI Blog |


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Christine Rosenfeld, Digital Services intern at the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) recently wrote on their blog “The Bigger Picture” about her summer project using crowd-sourcing, as she calls them #volunpeers, to help her sift through the correspondences of Spencer Fullerton Baird (Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1878-1887).

Baird corresponded with many history collectors and scientist to find and archive a vast majority of the Smithsonian’s Collection.  Check out how she did this huge project, click here.

Henson Video

If you want to know more about Baird’s Index, check out this interview with Smithsonian historian, Pam Henson.