WGBH, on behalf of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) and with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is excited to announce today’s launch of FIX IT<http://fixit.americanarchive.org/>. FIX IT is an online game that allows members of the public to help AAPB professional archivists improve the searchability and accessibility of more than 40,000 hours of digitized, historic public media content. The AAPB is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH to coordinate a national effort to preserve at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity and provide a central web portal for access to the unique programming that public stations have aired over the past 60 years.
For grammar nerds, history enthusiasts and public media fans, FIX IT unveils the depth of historic events recorded by public media stations across the country and allows anyone and everyone to join together to preserve public media for the future. FIX IT players can rack up points on the game leaderboard by identifing and correcting errors in machine-generated transcriptions that correspond to AAPB audio. They can listen to clips and follow along with the corresponding transcripts, which sometimes misidentify words or generate faulty grammar or spelling. Each error fixed is points closer to victory.
Visit fixit.americanarchive.org<http://fixit.americanarchive.org/> to help preserve history for future generations. Players’ corrections will be made available in public media’s largest digital archive at americanarchive.org<http://americanarchive.org/>.
Please help us spread the word about FIX IT! Below we’ve provided some sample social media posts.
Did you know the @amarchivepub's archive holds 40,000 hours of historic public broadcasting programs? Help them make their archive accessible to the public by editing the transcripts in their FIX IT game.
Calling all grammar nerds - @amarchivepub needs you! Play FIX IT to make public media accessible to all #FixItAAPB http://fixit.americanarchive.org/
Please feel free to reach out with any questions!
Casey Davis Kaufman
Casey E. Davis Kaufman
Senior Project Manager, WGBH Media Library & Archives
Project Manager, American Archive of Public Broadcasting
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