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Transcribe the Bomb: A Tutorial

This is a guide to participating in the Library's "Transcribe the Bomb" yearbook transcription project.
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Transcribe the Bomb is the inaugural effort of the Iowa State University Library Unsolved Histories program. Managed by the Digital Initiatives unit, Unsolved Histories relies on the help of volunteers to reveal and “detect” hidden people and places in unique ISU library collections through transcription, tagging, and/or naming.

If you’d prefer to just browse, the entire run of yearbooks is available in the Bomb digital collection.

However, we’d love to have you join us in transcribing the Bomb! Get started by creating an account or contributing anonymously.

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Digital Initiatives


Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Department

204 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames, IA  50011

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