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Crowdsourcing Documentary Transcription: an Open Source Tool

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Crowdsourcing Documentary Transcription: an Open Source Tool

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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Proposal to create an open source transcription tool to enable researchers to access handwritten historical documents.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

12/30/2011

Proposal Co-Authors

Chris Hamner
Sharon Leon

Director(s)

Sharon Leon

Web Designer(s)

Chris Raymond

Programmers

Jim Safley

Affiliates

Minnesota Historical Society
Independence Seaport Museum

Deliverables

1. To build an open source transcription tool that will allow users to contribute work to digital documentary editions.
2. To build a CMS adapter interface that allows that tool to function with standards compliant system.
3. To implement the tool with the Papers of the War Department project.
4. To test the tool with three project partners.
5. To author a Guide on Crowdsourcing Documentary Transcription that will provide both technical and practical advise to editors.
6. To disseminate the open source tool widely to digital archivists.

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Funder

National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Funding Amount

$69,145

Technology Used

JavaScript
PHP

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Crowdsourcing Documentary Transcription: an Open Source Tool,” RRCHNM20, accessed June 25, 2022, https://20.rrchnm.org/items/show/196.

Item Relations

This Item foaf:fundedBy Item: National Historical Publications and Records Commission
This Item Staff Item: Sharon Leon
This Item Staff Item: Jim Safley
This Item Staff Item: Chris Raymond
This Item Staff Item: Chris Hamner