The United States Children’s Bureau Papers Project is an experiment in collaborative digitization, description, transcription, and annotation for a major federal collection in United States women’s history. Built on the the NEH-funded Scripto tool for crowdsourced transcription, it will enable researchers, teachers, and students to collaborate in making important primary sources available to a wider audience.
Researchers are increasingly using digital photography to create our own reference-quality collections of archival materials. The USCBPP seeks to enable us to share those collections with one another, add metadata to them, and make them useful for research and teaching purposes.
For more information, see this 2-page project description (PDF).