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Conservation Online

Started as a germ of an idea back in 1987 (on a real, live bulletin board, as opposed to an electronic one), Conservation Online (CoOL) has been providing online resources for conservation professionals since 1993. As its website announces, it is a "full text library of conservation information," covering a wide array of topics ranging from digital imaging to reprographics, and quite a bit of...
Education World: Grants and Awards

Education World (reported on in the February 22, 2002 NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences) is a website that is intended to be "a home for educators on the Internet, a place where teachers could gather and share ideas." This section of Education World provides information on grants and awards available for teachers. The site includes a number of resources to help educators performing grant...
Library of Congress: By the People

The Library of Congress (LOC) is home to a vast repository of documents, many of which have been digitized but need to be transcribed to become fully searchable. Launched by the LOC in November 2018, By the People is the web platform for the LOC's crowdsourced document transcription campaigns. Here, anyone interested in participating can "transcribe, review, and tag digitized images of manuscripts...
Metadata Games

The digital catalog of any library, archive, or museum relies on metadata (data about data) to enable searchers to get the most relevant results. As more institutions digitize their collections, a vast amount of metadata needs to be generated. But can metadata generation actually be fun? That's the premise behind Metadata Games, an "open source crowdsourcing game platform" that offers a collection...