This is the first of a short series of posts highlighting the Masters Thesis by Florence Bürgy, Pratiques participatives et patrimoine numérisé : le cas des manuscrits. Réflexion en vue d’un projet de transcription collaborative en Ville de Genève. Bürgy analyzed the crowdsourcing needs of several cultural heritage institutions in Geneva, Switzerland, interviewing experts, … [Read more...] about Florence Bürgy on Selecting Material and Designing Projects
Interview with Rebecca Nesvet on using FromThePage in the Digital Humanities classroom
Rebecca Nesvet is Assistant Professor of English Literature, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. She kindly agreed to be interviewed by Lee Skallerup Besette on her use of FromThePage in her classroom. Lee Skallerup Besette is an Instructional Technology Specialist at the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at the University of Mary Washington, specializing in … [Read more...] about Interview with Rebecca Nesvet on using FromThePage in the Digital Humanities classroom
Itinera Nova in the World(s) of Crowdsourcing and TEI
On April 25, 2013, I presented this talk at the International Colloquium Itinera Nova in Leuven, Belgium. It was a fantastic experience, which I plan to post (and speak) more about, but I wanted to get my slides and transcript online as soon as possible. Abstract: Crowdsourcing for cultural heritage material has become increasingly popular over the last decade, but manuscript … [Read more...] about Itinera Nova in the World(s) of Crowdsourcing and TEI
What does it mean to "support TEI" for manuscript transcription?
This is a transcript of my talk at the 2012 TEI meeting at Texas A&M University, "What does it mean to 'support TEI' for manuscript transcription: a tool-maker's perspective." You can download an MP3 recording of the talk here. Let's get started with a couple of definitions. All the tools and the sites that I'm reviewing are cloud based, which means that I'm ruling … [Read more...] about What does it mean to "support TEI" for manuscript transcription?
Crowdsourced Transcription Tool List
When I first started this blog, I spent a lot of time writing detailed reviews of different transcription projects. This has become difficult as my available time shrinks and the number of crowdsourcing projects grows. So when Kate Bowers posted to the Society of American Archivists mailing list asking for a directory of transcription tools, I figured it was time to … [Read more...] about Crowdsourced Transcription Tool List