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Acalypha accolades! Set 2

The Acalypha genus is one of the largest in the Euphorbiaceae. Just as we saw many Croton, Acalypha will be making an appearance in many sets.

Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, or tweet us at @sylviaorli @TranscribeSI for any questions or comments about the transcriptions.

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Bailey - Field notes, Montana, Washington, and Oregon, 1909

Do you have an eye for detail? Bureau of Biological Survey special field agent Vernon Bailey (1864-1942) took careful notes of the plants and animal specimens he observed as he traveled. In 1909, while enroute to Gold Beach, Oregon from Montana, he kept his notes in this field book. Please help us transcribe these notes to make them more accessible for future researchers and scholars. You might want to look at other transcribed Bailey field notes to get a sense for his handwriting style.

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Bird Head Drawings, Box 27

If you are interested in bird-watching, you will appreciate the work ornithologists have put in to creating systematic standards for naming species, colors and defining color nomenclature. These drawings from ornithologist Robert Ridgway's personal papers are part of his pioneering work in that effort at the turn of the twentieth century. His color studies and systematic approach for naming species has influenced zoology both in North America and internationally. Help us transcribe this box of drawings using the special instructions under READ MORE.

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Bird Head Drawings, Box 28

A century ago, ornithologist Robert Ridgway and others looked for a systematic way to organize all the new bird species being identified in North America, working to create a better system for naming new bird species and defining color standards to describe them. Ridgway's drawings are part of his pioneering work in that effort. His color studies and systematic approach for naming species has influenced zoology both in North America and internationally. Help us transcribe this box of drawings using the special instructions under READ MORE.

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Boethius' De institutione arithmetica

Smithsonian Libraries' 15th century edition of Boethius' De institutione arithmetica is a beautiful copy in Latin complete with diagrams, tables, illustrated lettering, and rubrication. Boethius was a 6th century Roman philosopher who wrote one of the most important texts of the time Consolation of Philosophy. Check this list of resources for help with transcribing the abbreviations and punctuation - and e-mail us to update the list of frequently used abbreviations.

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Bohumil Shimek - Diary, European trip, 1914 (1 of 2)

** If you can read Czech, we need you! Help us and other digital volunteers to finish transcribing Shimek's first volume of notes from his trip to Europe on the eve of World War I. ** Practicing a new language on your first trip to Europe? Surveyor-turned-naturalist Bohumil Shimek was working on Czech when he traveled from Iowa to Prague as an exchange professor of botany in 1914. Just before open hostilities broke out in what became known as the Great War or World War I. A son of Czech immigrants, Shimek came to be well known for his contributions to the field of botany in North America - over 205,000 plant specimens. Take note, he writes in English and Czech! English speakers may want to start here, a few pages in. You also might enjoy this blog post about his trip.

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Diaries in the Archives of American Art

Reading an artist’s diary is the next best thing to being there.

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Do the Macaranga

Well, actually, this is the Macaranga, not the Macarena, but just as worth dancing for. The Macaranga and close relatives are often used symbiotically with ants and other insects.

Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, or tweet us at @sylviaorli @TranscribeSI for any questions or comments about the transcriptions.

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Do the Macaranga Set 2

Well, actually, this is the Macaranga, not the Macarena, but just as worth dancing for (again). The Macaranga and close relatives are often used symbiotically with ants and other insects.

Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, or tweet us at @sylviaorli @TranscribeSI for any questions or comments about the transcriptions.

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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics DASCH project- Logbook MF #21

Before iPhones and laptops there were human computers, some of whom worked at the Harvard College Observatory. Women like Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Williamina Fleming, and Annie Jump Cannon made some of the most important discoveries in astronomy in the early 20th century. Their work was even featured in the TV series Cosmos, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Now, Harvard is seeking your help to transcribe the logbooks that record the century-long observations behind (and beyond) their discoveries. Learn how to transcribe this project and get started now.

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