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Wikipedia Edit-a-thons

These are events where people edit Wikipedia together. Typically focused on a specific topic, such as science or women’s history, they provide a way to give new-comers an insight into how Wikipedia works, while getting real work done on the encyclopedia.


These are projects that involve transcribing usually handwritten documents.


  • National Archives Citizen Archivist tagathon project at Drew University Library, November 9, 2017
  • Metadata Games: open source crowdsourcing game platform– connects to a variety of crowdsourced tagging and transcription projects in game format
  • [More about Social Tagging projects: Tag it!]

Other projects

  • Zooniverse: “the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research”