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They're tough for everyone :( But when coronavirus hit here in the UK, the museum had to close its doors to the public, and we lost practically all our income overnight.

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Volunteer Magazine Indexer

The museum has over 9000 magazines listed on the website, and we're continuing to add more! But these magazines are in the vast majority just an entry on the website to say we have a physical copy of that magazine.

What we're now trying to do is use these magazines to build an amazing resource for future generations to interpret what happened in the computing industry in its formative years.

To do these we are indexing every article in each magazine!! Especially news articles, reviews, interviews and type-in listings. This is no small task, and we need an army of people just like you to help us do this :)

What we will achieve ...
1. It allows people to find very specific details of computing history.
2. News articles about a specific company are ALSO automatically listed on the companies page on the website creating a 'mini timeline' for that company.
3. News articles about a specific person are ALSO automatically listed on that persons page on the website creating a 'mini timeline' for that person.
4. Review of hardware and software will automatically be listed on the pages for those items.
5. Any type-listings automatically appear on the page for the computer they were written for.
5. It makes our website an amazing resource for researchers around the world.

 

We need your help!

As you'll appreciate, it takes time to enter this data. It takes around an hour per magazine (depending on how long you spend reading it!!) 

We have an online admin system so this work can be done online from anywhere with an internet connection.

With your work represented online immediately, the role is very rewarding.

Requirements

This role does require that you have some knowledge of computing and computing history. Much can be researched online, but a personal knowledge would be a huge advantage. You must be able to write accurately, have good spelling and punctuation. If you can spot grammatical errors on this page, then you're the person for us! 

Come and Join the Team!

Our amazing team of volunteers have already catalogued over 38,000 items, which are all available to view on this website.

We are a relaxed and welcoming team. The working atmosphere is fun, relaxed but professional. Tea and coffee is available for free from our 'Pac Lunch Shop' and as a volunteer you are welcome to all of our special events for free.

Logistics

You can do this role from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Obviously you are welcome to come to the museum and work from there too if you're looking to be around other like minded individuals!

Time

As an online role, you can do this anytime. If you'd like to work from the museum, we are open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, every week throughout the year. We also often meet up on a Thursday evening on a casual basis to get things done and maybe get some pizza in!

How to Apply

As with all of our volunteer roles, if you are interested in volunteering your time and playing a vital part in our museum, email us with the name of the role you are applying for in the subject line.  Please send us your CV or details about yourself along with an example write-up for a historical event of your choice. 

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you ...

volunteers@computinghistory.org.uk

 

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