Crowdsourcing Platform Showcased at the Library of Congress National Book Festival


Artemis is thrilled to learn that the Crowdsourcing platform that we helped create was showcased at the 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington D.C. on September 1, 2018. The Citizen Historian Center, a project of the Library of Congress National Digital Initiatives, allows and encourages volunteers to tag with metadata and transcribe historical documents using a crowdsourcing approach in which the Library obtains input from the public.     

Since many handwritten documents, such as manuscripts, letters, journals and diaries, from notable historical figures (e.g. Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, and Rosa Parks) are only available as digital images, they cannot be searched by text, so critical artifacts may never be found by scholars and researchers.  The Library’s upcoming crowdsourcing platform allows volunteers to look at images and tag or transcribe content that can then be stored in the Library’s vast repositories. Subsequently, other members of the public can review and approve the transcriptions that were entered by the volunteers.  Once the entry is validated, it is then searchable from the library’s website, with a link that connects back to the original image.

Attendees of the Book Festival found the application to be a fantastic way for the general public to actively contribute to the Library’s rich collection.  Some had no idea what crowdsourcing was about, and some were very knowledgeable and had detailed technical questions about the application itself.  Overall, attendees were very interested, and the Crowdsourcing project that is built on an open source platform was a great illustration of Artemis’ technical expertise at the Library’s premier public event of the year. 

We are excited to be a part of this public collaboration to preserve our nation’s treasures. Stay tuned for the launch of the project!

About Artemis Consulting, Inc.

Artemis Consulting, is a woman-owned IT Services and Management Consulting firm in the Washington D.C. metro area. Artemis has earned multiple awards for several consecutive years, including the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, the Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Fastest Growing Companies, the Entrepreneur 360’s List of Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, as well as being a Great Place to Work-Certified company. Since 1999, they have been designing and developing software and integrating systems that help drive digital transformation efforts for clients. We utilize DevSecOps, along with microservices, for scalability, security and reliability. Artemis performs Agile Scrum, KanBan and SAFe development for its clients. Artemis is skilled in the modernization of legacy systems by creating open source and COTS applications and running them natively in the cloud. In the public sector, they have a variety of Government-wide and IDIQ contracts as a Prime Contractor. The company prides itself on a team-oriented talent base which works collaboratively with clients and believes in being socially responsible in its local communities by donating time, expertise and financial support.


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