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Australian Museum crowdsourcing website DigiVol sees spike in volunteers during COVID-19 – ABC News

While the doors are shut and visitors are no longer able to see, say, a creepy crawly from 1929, the Australian Museum’s crowdsourcing website DigiVol explodes with volunteers.

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The coronavirus lockdown has had a curious effect on the Australian Museum collections in Sydney.
Key points:

  • DigiVol was created in 2011 by the Australian Museum and Atlas Of Living Australia
  • Institutions upload their collections and ask citizen scientists to help transcribe details
  • Since the COVID-19 lockdown in March, two million transcriptions have been submitted

While the doors were shut and visitors were no longer able to see, say, a creepy crawly from …

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