RRCHNM20
Search using this query type:

Search only these record types:


Advanced Search (Items only)

Crowdsourcing Documentary Transcription: an Open Source Tool

Dublin Core

Title

Crowdsourcing Documentary Transcription: an Open Source Tool

Project Item Type Metadata

Title

Crowdsourcing Documentary Transcription: an Open Source Tool

Description

Proposal to create an open source transcription tool to enable researchers to access handwritten historical documents.
To be used with Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800 and a few other test sites.
(Budget Justification documents have been redacted)

Start Date

07/01/2010

End Date

06/01/2011

Proposal Co-Authors

Sharon Leon
Chris Hamner

Director(s)

Sharon Leon

Web Designer(s)

Chris Raymond

Programmers

Jim Safley

Affiliates

Minnesota Historical Society
Independence Seaport Museum

Deliverables

An open-source transcription tool that brings together 1) a modified wiki package with versioning, user login and authentication, and the ability for discussion; 2) a JavaScript-based document viewer that allows users to zoom in on high resolution images of documents.
A model for creating CMS adapters that will connect the transcription tool to potentially any content management system (Omeka, Drupal, Wordpress, etc.), allowing both for the call of the document images and the return of the transcription text to the main archive.
A Guide to Crowdsourcing Documentary Transcription that provides both technical and practical advice for editors of digital documentary archives who wish to deploy the tool.

Funder

National Endowment for the Humanities

Funding Amount

$49,215

Technology Used

JavaScript
PHP

Files

cropped-logo1.png

Collection

Citation

“Crowdsourcing Documentary Transcription: an Open Source Tool,” RRCHNM20, accessed October 21, 2020, https://20.rrchnm.org/items/show/195.

Item Relations

This Item foaf:fundedBy Item: National Endowment for the Humanities
This Item Staff Item: Sharon Leon