Over the last few months, the University of Delaware and the Cecil County Historical Society have been using FromThePage to transcribe the diary of a minister serving in the American Civil War. They're using the project to expose undergraduates to primary sources while also improving access to an important local history document.The county has documented the process with … [Read more...] about University of Delaware and Cecil County Historical Society on FromThePage
Tyler Dukes has written a concise introduction to the issues with handwritten material and a lovely review of FromThePage at ReportersLab:Even when physical documents are converted into digital format, subtle inconsistencies in handwriting prove too much for optical character recognition software. The best computer scientists have been able to do is apply various … [Read more...] about ReportersLab Reviews FromThePage
Crowdsourced transcription projects--and FromThePage in particular--have gotten some really nice press in the last few weeks.Konrad Lawson posted an excellent review of Scripto and FromThePage on the ProfHacker blog at The Chronicle of Higher Education: Crowdsourcing Transcription: FromThePage and Scripto.Francine Diep wrote a great article on the phenomenon at Innovation News … [Read more...] about We Get Press!