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Crowdsourcing the Archives: An Introduction to the National Archives Citizen Archivist Program

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this presentation, National Archives Catalog Community Managers Nancy Sullivan and Suzanne Isaacs will introduce the National Archives’ Citizen Archivist program. They will demonstrate how volunteers can transcribe, tag, and comment on records in the National Archives Catalog. Nancy and Suzanne will highlight the Revolutionary War Pension File Project, a multi-year partnership project with the National Park Service.

Suzanne Isaacs is a Community Manager for the National Archives Catalog catalog.archives.gov, where she works to manage, build and grow the community of users surrounding records and information in our Catalog through crowdsourcing missions archives.gov/citizen-archivist/missions. She holds a B.A. in American History and an M.L.S. in Archives from the University of Maryland. In over 20 years with NARA she headed a custodial unit, developed the Digital Vaults and DocsTeach, and led efforts for item level descriptions of NARA’s most used records.

Nancy Sullivan is also a Community Manager for the National Archives Catalog. She earned her M.A. in History and an M.S.L.I.S. at Syracuse University. She began her archives career at NARA where she worked on the old Archives Research Catalog. She worked as archivist at the Historical Society of Montgomery County (PA) and the Institute for Advanced Study before returning to NARA to work on the Citizen Archivist program.

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March 14
11:00 am - 12:00 pm