We need your help preserving WGBH's public broadcasting history!
Free registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wgbh-fix-it-transcript-a-thon-tickets-42695704000
After a brief moment on the air, most public broadcasting programs are filed away to languish on shelves, sometimes for decades. For the past five years, The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) americanarchive.org, a collaboration between WGBH and the Library of Congress, has been hard at work digitizing thousands of broadcast hours to provide free, public access.
How do we make this content searchable? By creating transcripts! On March 1st, we're hosting a WGBH FIX IT Transcript-a-Thon to edit the errors made in machine-generated transcripts. We created an online game called FIX IT, that allows players to move through three error-correcting games. Your work is then permanently added to the archive!
Other event activities include a light breakfast, a show-and-tell with WGBH archivists, a catered lunch, and a studio tour led by our amazing WGBH volunteer docents.
**All you need to bring is your laptop and headphones!
Spots are limited, so RSVP soon! If you can't be with us on on-site, feel free to play right now by visiting fixit.americanarchive.org.
Thanks for playing to preserve public media!
Who: American Archive for Public Broadcasting and WGBH Media Library and Archives
What (Eventbrite): WGBH FIX IT Transcript-a-Thon, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wgbh-fix-it-transcript-a-thon-tickets-42695704000
Where: Cahners Conference Room, WGBH, One Guest Street, Brighton, MA 02135
When: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 8:30 am - 3 pm