The Curse of Oak Island

The Curse of Oak Island

Carleen Dekarski Using archives

Archives and treasure? It has to be many people’s dream to go on an adventurous trip to a far away land in search of secret treasure? No? Just me? Surely not. The Curse of Oak Island follows the life long dream of Rick and Marty Lagina as they search to …

The art of community transcription

The art of community transcription

Carleen Dekarski Using archives

Must first “rodeo” – a Transcribe-a-thon While on holiday in Sydney I had an opportunity to be a part of a community transcribing event at the State Library NSW. Aptly named a “Transcribe-a-thon”. Over 8000 pages of letters, diaries, sketches and journals in the Sir Joseph Banks collection have been …