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Pandemic escape: Volunteers transcribe Sally Ride’s papers, Rosa Parks’s recipes, Walt Whitman’s poems

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    From the article:

    In Washington, the Library of Congress reports a fivefold jump in new transcriber accounts since mid-March. The Smithsonian has seen new transcribers jump from 100 to 200 per month in pre-pandemic times to more than 5,000 per month now, according to Caitlin Haynes, the project’s coordinator. Organizations are scrambling to upload documents to meet the insatiable demand.

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