Transcribe-a-thon this weekend!

Our transcription site is now open! Go to and start transcribing.

Check back here for updates or follow @invisibleaus on Twitter.

Transcribe-a-thon updates

9 and 10 September, 9.00am-5.00pm
Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House

Important things to note:

  • You’ll need to pay the MoAD admission fee ($2 adults, $1 children). This supports conservation work on Old Parliament House.
  • No bookings necessary — just turn up!
  • The transcription station will be set up in King’s Hall — look for the people hunched over laptops.
  • Student volunteers will available to help you — identify them by their ‘Real Face of White Australia’ lanyards.
  • If you want to help transcribe, please bring your own laptops (Mac, PC, Linux all fine). We’ll supply wifi and power.
  • There’ll be a fascinating program of talks and events throughout the weekend. Check the times!

Transcription site updates

The transcription site is:

If you’re having your own personal transcribe-a-thon let us know on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #uc10154.

Some things to note:

  • Open to everyone, everywhere. No login or registration required, just follow the instructions and start transcribing.
  • The site is designed for laptop/desktop machines. While some of the tasks, such as transcription and verification, can be done on a mobile device, the lack of screen space makes it rather tricky.
  • See here for an overview of the transcription process.

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