Chronicle of Higher Education article focuses on Papers of the War Dept.

This week the hard work of the Papers of the War Department’s editors and volunteer transcribers was featured in an article entitled “Historians Ask the Public to Help Organize the Past,” in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The PWD archive serves as the primary implementation case study for Scripto.

Reporter Marc Parry offered the story of the archive’s original reconstruction, its innovative online-first format, and our use of community transcription. The piece includes interviews with Editor-in-Chief Christopher Hamner, archive originator Ted Crackel, and the Scripto project director Sharon Leon.

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