Ever wonder how #FWTrueLove and #FossilFossick came to be? On May 5, Meghan Ferriter, Transcription Center Coordinator, and Lesley Parilla, Field Book Project Cataloging Coordinator, held a hangout with Transcription Center volunteers to talk about how these campaigns came about, their evolution, and how volunteer interactions influence future campaigns. There might even be a some information about another campaign in the works!
Missed the hangout? Check out it out on YouTube.
In February 2015, Field Book Project worked with Department of Paleobiology (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution Archives, Biodiversity Heritage Library, and Transcription Center to create a social media campaign around the materials of F. W. True. The goal was to inspire volunteers to transcribe selected materials in a two week period of time. The campaign was such a success with volunteers that Biodiversity Heritage Library worked with Smithsonian departments to coordinate #FossilFossick in October 2015 around paleobiology collections.