Digital Contribution: Understanding the Citizen Archivist Program

Amy Dye-Reeves, Murray State University

The Citizen Archivist Program (apart of the National Archives) allows virtual volunteers to create useful metadata that includes commentary, tagging and transcribing of documents with the National Archive catalog records. The National Archive catalogs and digitizes millions of archival records yearly. The proposal is broken down into the two major sections: the digital community and types of automated contributions (including tagging, transcription and digital commentary).