18 November 2019

LAC Co-Lab update

Here's the monthly update on Co-Lab challenges projects as of 17 November.

Correspondence regarding First Nations veterans returning after the First World War is 5% complete (new)
Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 is 51% complete (47% last month).
The Call to Duty: Canada's Nursing Sisters is 86% complete (85% last month).
Rosemary Gilliat (Eaton)’s Arctic diary and photographs is 42% complete (40% last month)
New France and First Nations Relations is 33% complete (28% last month).
Personal Diary of the Baroness Macdonald - Lady Macdonald is xx% complete (95% last month).

Legendary Train Robber and Prison Escapee Bill Miner is 98% complete
War Diaries of the First World War: 1st Canadian Division is 94% complete.
Japanese-Canadians: Second World War is 61% complete.
Letters from Wilfrid Laurier to Zoé Lafontaine/Laurier is 96% complete (previously 98% complete).

The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918–1919.
Correspondence between Sir Robert Borden and Sir Sam Hughes.

One of the indicators for the LAC Three-year plan 2019-2022 is the number of records enhanced by user contributions in the Co-Lab crowdsourcing tool. The indicator is to be released quarterly as is the indicator number of images digitized via DigiLab.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am glad to see an update on these projects. I looked at the Borden/Hughes Co-Lab project when it first was posted, but was not very interested in working on it. As the correspondence was typed there seemed little need for transcribing it. And as well the Borden Papers were indexed half a century ago. I remember the stacks of computer printouts from that project. Also the Co-Lab project included such a small part of the material relating to the Sam Hughes story and to understand the relationship it would be much better to read The Madman and the Butcher by Tim Cook, which gives the whole story.
It is strange that while there are reports on the various Co-Lab projects there is no word on what has happened to the transcription of Lady Macdonald’s diary which was reported as completed two years ago but is still not available.
Elizabeth Vincent