We met our Science Gossip challenge!

Thanks to all those who took part in the Science Gossip challenge! In the last 2 weeks you contributed ~110,000 new classifications to the data, and completed approximately 21,000 pages! Talk was very active too, which is great. A number of volunteers discovered some great images including:

Beautiful maps of Wiltshire – http://talk.sciencegossip.org/#/subjects/ASC0000oto

A full page plate full of dragonflies http://talk.sciencegossip.org/#/subjects/ASC000027r

Facsimiles of notices from the 1604 plague – http://talk.sciencegossip.org/#/subjects/ASC0000rfb

And some lovely looking photographs of slime mold! http://talk.sciencegossip.org/#/subjects/ASC0003hww

Not only did we meet our challenge goal of 100k classifications, we were able to complete 3 of the 5 new journals that were uploaded earlier this month:  Botany Miscellany (1830–1833), Journal of Botany: Being a Second Series of the Botanical Miscellany (1834–1842), and London Journal of Botany (1842–1848).  Two of the older journals are very close to being done – Wiltshire archaeological and natural history magazine. (99% complete) and Hardwicke’s science-gossip : an illustrated medium of interchange and gossip for students and lovers of nature. (82% complete).

You can also dip in and see some of the data generated over the project’s lifetime, check out http://explore.sciencegossip.org/. Here you’ll find pages displaying the aggregated and individual assessments made by volunteers. All of this has been anonymized, but it’s still interesting to see how many people picked out particular keywords.

More content is on the way so stay tuned at www.sciencegossip.org

Thanks so much for all your hard work,
Trish, Geoff, Jim, Victoria and everyone on the Science Gossip Team

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