Ohio University Libraries has an internal staff project that uses FromThePage to generate transcriptions and descriptive metadata for a collection of dance posters. This project is a hybrid project, in that transcriptions are generated along with text from the posters captured through standardized metadata fields. These fields allow the posters to be more accessible and … [Read more...] about Using FromThePage to Create Descriptive Metadata at Ohio University Libraries
How Do I Read Old Handwriting?
When it comes to transcription and crowdsourcing, one of the biggest challenges becomes the task of reading and figuring out old handwriting, also known as paleography. But the good news is, this is something that can be improved, and whether you are a project owner or a transcriber, the resources below can help you and your team become more successful, and most importantly -- … [Read more...] about How Do I Read Old Handwriting?
Spreadsheet Transcription in FromThePage
Last month, Ben and Sara Brumfield hosted a webinar to introduce the new spreadsheet transcription feature. The presentation, linked below in a video and embedded as slides, presents a walkthrough of the spreadsheet transcription interface, and shares how to configure and begin using the new feature. This was one of FromThePage's most-attended webinars, and it was exciting to … [Read more...] about Spreadsheet Transcription in FromThePage
Tips for Hosting Your First Virtual Transcribathon
Virtual transcribathons are a great way to interact and engage with your volunteers and collaborators on a transcription project. These virtual events bring together your institution and the public to collaborate and support one another when transcribing material. However, if you’ve never held a virtual transcribathon before, you may not know how to start or where to … [Read more...] about Tips for Hosting Your First Virtual Transcribathon
10 Ways to Host a Great Transcribathon
What's a transcribathon? In the words of Paul Dingman of the Folger Shakespeare Library, on the very first transcribathon in 2014: “Transcribathon, an event running from noon to midnight in which we transcribe and encode manuscripts..." Your transcribathon doesn't have be a 12 hour long marathon, but we've gathered a list of ideas from other transcribathons that … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Host a Great Transcribathon