Many hands (and sets of eyes) make light work! Researchers and scientists worldwide have taken to the Web to enlist the aid of people like you to perform simple Internet-based identification and transcription tasks.
|Explanation of Citizen Science and list of projects|
|Never Alone||Participate in a bug census! Document the anthropods--insects and their kin--that you find iside your house.|
|Zooniverse:||A hub for multiple crowdsourced projects on space, climate, the humanities, nature, biology and physics--many projects to choose from|
||Help researchers digitally reconstruct antiquities that have been damaged or destroyed by ISIS|
What’s on the menu?
|Help the New York Public Library transcribe their huge collection of historical menus|
|Smithsonian Transcription Center:
||Browse and select a work from the Smithsonian Institution’s archives to transcribe|
|Broodmapper:||Identify different stages in honey bee brood development to help discover the health of bee colonies and aid in colony survival|
|Biodiversity Heritage Library games--
||Smorball and Beanstalk: Playing helps the BHL verify the accuracy of its optical character recognition (OCR) thereby improving access to their digital resources|
|Wikipedia’s list of citizen science projects:
||Even more ideas.|
|Cornell Lab of Ornithology||Help ornithologists study New Jersey's bird populations.|
|Beyond Words||Beyond Words: Help the Library of Congress identify and transcribe images in their historical newspaper collection.