Join us tomorrow for #FWTrueLove: the LIVE tour!
03 March 2015 - 3:00-4:00 pm EST
National Museum of Natural History, Department of Fossil Marine Mammals & Remington Kellogg Library
On February 13, we issued Smithsonian Transcription Center volunteers an #FWTrueLove challenge - and they stepped up in a big way! The first 399 pages were transcribed in just over four days, wrapping up just in time for our Google+ Hangout with curator Dr. Nick Pyenson. It was only fitting to release more correspondence and, upon that set’s completion, two final field books.
In the end, an average of 22 volunteers contributed to the six sets of Frederick W. True correspondence and field notes. In total, 523 pages were completely transcribed and reviewed in just two weeks!
Now, we’ve managed to grab one more hour of Dr. Pyenson’s time - featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes touring of the Department of Fossil Marine Mammals at NMNH and a rare look inside the Kellogg Library. Join us for livetweeting fun! Follow the hashtag #FWTrueLove & @FieldBookProj + @TranscribeSI + @PyensonLab + @BioDivLibrary + @SmithsonianArch + @SILibraries
You can also watch livestreaming of the tour in two parts:
Part 1: #FWTrueLove Tour Part 1: Dr. Nick Pyenson & Fossil Marine Mammals
- Google+ Event: https://plus.google.com/events/celeop0g6t4t0s6g4s6tctjrpj4
- YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhEaniqWmqY
Part 2: #FWTrueLove Tour Part 2: Dr. Nick Pyenson & the Kellogg Library team
- Google+ Event: https://plus.google.com/events/cfhlv55g19677mket4sled9fiog
- YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc1IqJJcjIQ