Transcription workshop: Glamorgan Archives, 4th March - volunteers needed!

The work of transcribing the 35,000 names listed in the National Book of Remembrance for the First World War is well underway, and the next workshop will take place at the Glamorgan Archives, Leckwith, Cardiff on Friday, 4th March, 10am - 4pm.

Do you have a couple of hours to spare? Do you want to find out more about the Book, explore the digital copy and help us create this unique online record?

So that each and every name can be found, researched and remembered, we need to transcribe the Book from a digital copy created by the National Library of Wales. This means entering each name into a database, tagging it with key information as listed (regiment, town of birth . . .) and publishing this so that generations to come can ‘search’ the Book in a way that is impossible at the moment.

It’s a really simple process – each name should only take a minute or so to enter - but we need your help to get the work done!

No previous experience of digital transcription is needed – all training will be provided on the day.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

There are limited places available. Register here, or contact Ffion Fielding, Wales for Peace community coordinator at ffionfielding@wcia.org.uk (tel 029 2022 1051) for further information.

For further information about Glamorgan Archives, please visit their website.

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