Scribes of the Cairo Geniza

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This blog post (originally posted on Medium) reviews a survey issued to the Scribes of the Cairo Geniza user community.

The survey was open from Tuesday, December 12, 2019 through Monday, January 13, 2020, and available only through direct email via Zooniverse. Thus, only volunteers who had registered with Zooniverse, participated in the project at least once, and have not opted out of receiving project-related emails were eligible to participate. We received 205 survey responses (5% of email recipients, 2% of all participants). All responses listed below are in aggregate, in descending/alphabetical order.

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Date Posted: 06 February 2020