Since I last posted, the Zooniverse volunteers made short work of all of the card files we posted for the Phoenix 1974! project, and we find ourselves without any more cards to give them. But naturally, the project is far from finished. We need to download, parse, (edit?) and make the data useful to all. Here is a sneak preview of a set of 1974 author cards–the first set they completed.
I want to publicly thank all of the folks that contributed to this project. I am completely in awe of their dedication and attention to detail, and look forward to making this mountain of data they created into a useful, publicly available format. My little COVID archival data experiment initially was scoped small (1500 cards!), but grew and grew and grew, and their enthusiasm and appetite for more never wavered. I’m also looking forward to putting together additional crowdsourced projects in the future to take what’s hidden and expose it to the world.
Here is a little spreadsheet showing how many cards per year the volunteers completed, which is a grand total of (drumroll, please) 144,656 cards!
|Year||Author cards||Subject cards|
|Grand Total||36164||(typed 4 times)||144656|