The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has unveiled the first project in its effort to transcribe digitized documents through crowd-sourcing. UNL “alumni, students, and friends” are invited to volunteer to transcribe the collection of UNL’s historical Cornhusker yearbooks. The transcription project arose through a collaboration between the Archives & Special Collections, the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH), Computer Operations and Research Services, and Development and Outreach at UNL.
A complete run of the yearbooks is currently available online (but not yet full-text searchable… pending transcription!).