Volunteers Needed to Help with Digitisation of Unit War Diaries

Following the online release of almost 10,000 unit war diaries earlier this year, The National Archives (of Great Britain) is now conserving, sorting, digitising and itemising thousands more diaries from the WO 95 series as part of the First World War 100 programme. Your help would be appreciated.

Quoting from the TNA web site:

“An important part of the digitisation of the unit war diaries involves ensuring that the pages within the diaries are in the correct order, and in some cases within the correct diary. A team of volunteers helped us complete this work during the first digitisation project, and we’re looking for more volunteers to help us sort and check the new batch.

“Ideally we need volunteers who can come in to The National Archives for at least one day a fortnight to help us with this project, which will run between now (June) and September 2014. You don’t need to have volunteered with us before, but it would be helpful if you’ve handled original documents and have an interest in the First World War. We’ll provide the training that you need to take part in the project, as well as the security clearance that you’ll need to access staff areas of the building. We can also reimburse travel expenses (up to £10 per day).”

You can read more at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/934.htm.

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