There is an enormous collective knowledge available to archives social media users. Crowd sourcing has become a key leveraging activity for archives. The Israel National Library is doing just that. They have created the Naming the Soldiers project, a short run project between the Library and Israel Facebook to identify soldiers in photographs maintained by the library’s archival collection. This event coincides with Israel’s 71st independence celebrations.
The Soldier Naming project is just a part of a larger initiative by the Israel National Library to make cultural treasures, like these photographs, accessible to the public.
National Library of Israel (May 7, 2019) Naming the soldiers: A special joint project by the national library and facebook. Retrieved from: https://blog.nli.org.il/en/naming-the-soldiers/
Winer, S. (May 8, 2019) Library seeks help identifying soldiers in thousands of archived photos. Retrieved from: https://www.timesofisrael.com/library-seeks-help-identifying-soldiers-in-thousands-of-archived-photos/