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#CrowdCymru

3 Nov 2022 - 3 Nov 2022 GMT
Aberystwyth

#CrowdCymru is a very exciting digital archives volunteer project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and run jointly by Gwent Archives, Glamorgan Archives and Cardiff University Special Collections & Archives. This project will be of great interest to those who have always wanted to become involved volunteering with South Wales archives but are unable to travel to any of the sites. We are completely digital, so it doesn’t matter where you are as long as you have online access!

A crowdsourcing platform established by the National Library Wales will create a bilingual online platform for remote volunteers to tag, annotate and describe the digital heritage collections held within these exceptional repositories. Archive services across Wales hold millions of irreplaceable records, but many are only minimally catalogued and therefore difficult to identify and find. This project will harness the knowledge of individuals in communities across Wales and beyond to enrich our collective heritage for the benefit of current and future generations - locally, nationally, and globally.

The project partners plan to make available a very exciting variety of collections for volunteers to explore and work on. Included will be the Cardiff Dockland Community Photographs held at Glamorgan Archives. These are portraits of individuals and groups, from Cardiff dockland community, taken between 1900-1920. Another collection available to work on will be the Edward Thomas Archive, an unusually broad and detailed personal archive of one of the lesser known war poets. Held at Cardiff University Special Collections & Archives, this collection includes personal correspondence, original manuscript and typescript poems, official documents, and photographs.

More collections will be made available at the project progresses so who knows what stories we’ll discover? What mysteries we might unearth? 

So, if you have online access, a little time on your hands and would like to be part of this project just let me know.