An online game involves the public in archiving noncommercial radio’s history.
Last year, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting introduced Fix It, a online crowdsourcing game. Players assist archivists in identifying and correcting errors in machine-generated transcripts.
Participants are awarded points in any of three challenge areas: error identification, error correction or validation of other players’ corrections. You can also choose interest areas, stations or states to engage with.
AAPB says, “You could be the one to make sure that political leaders like John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, civil rights heroes such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela, or iconic writers such as Eudora Welty and Simone de Beauvoir are accurately identified for posterity.”
You can participate today at the Fix It website.