Day 266 – Every Name Counts Project

One of the big things I've discovered from this year has been Zooniverse – an online platform for research projects requiring volunteers. I have done a few new things through there already including transcribing anti-slavery letters, tracking penguin numbers, and helping NASA classify pictures of Mars for their Mars Rover – a diverse and interesting… Continue reading Day 266 – Every Name Counts Project

Day 217 – Mars Rover Project

This title makes it seem like I've been doing bigger things than I have! With that being said, spending the afternoon looking at pictures of Mars was pretty cool. I've written about Zooniverse before, an online volunteering programme I've used to monitor penguin numbers, and transcribe anti-slavery letters, and think it's a fantastic resource to… Continue reading Day 217 – Mars Rover Project

Day 181 – Observing Penguins

Over the past few weeks, I have done a couple of online volunteering projects that I've found through a great website called Zooniverse. I have transcribed African American soldiers records from the civil war, proofread books, and transcribed anti-slavery letters from 1870: there's quite a diverse selection of projects. Today I decided to support a… Continue reading Day 181 – Observing Penguins

Day 169 – Examining hidden biases

I have done a few online volunteering projects lately, from proofreading books, to transcribing letters and military records - it's been fascinating and a big opportunity to learn. As a white woman, it's high time for me to actively use my privilege to support People of Colour in whatever way I can, I'm sorry it's… Continue reading Day 169 – Examining hidden biases

Day 160 – Proofreading

Buoyed by my online volunteering success last week, I decided to look for further volunteering work. I found a whole host of different opportunities, some I've bookmarked for the future, but today Project Gutenberg caught my eye. Project Gutenberg is an initiative where volunteers digitise old books where the copyright has expired and turned them… Continue reading Day 160 – Proofreading