QANZAC Volunteers

In 2014 the State Library recruited a crack team of volunteer transcribers to work alongside QANZAC staff. Their mission is to reveal the stories held within the Library's World War 1 collections.

Dream job you think? Well they don't get paid . . . and the work is challenging.

Transcribing diaries, letters and cards, often written in the field, in pencil, in language that is different to that used today, full of abbreviations, mis-spellings, colloquialisms, even made-up words.

David Gifford Croll collection: OM78-70 Item 9

Maurice Delpratt collection: 28115

With the introduction of the State Library's new online transcription platform, DigiVol, the team are now applying their depth of knowledge to this digital aid.

This week is National Volunteers Week, so to the current members of the team - Madeline, Judy, Peter, Janet & Michael - take a bow - many, many, thanks.

More work to do . . .

Further reading:

MargPowell

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