British Library Project Enlists Public To Transcribe Historical Playbills

Posted by Jean-Yves on Nov 14, 2017

The British Library in London is calling for volunteers to help digitally transcribe information from historical theatre playbills to make the collection more accessible.

Through the library’s new website In the Spotlight, volunteers can transfer details of 100,000 playbills from the 18th and 19th centuries to the library’s digital catalogue as part of the project, which aims to improve the library’s records.

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