We're excited you're starting a project on FromThePage! The following checklist will help you get started.
Set up your project owner profile
This gives you an organizational landing page with your name, a "vanity" URL, description, and gravatar image.
Click on your account name / your profile / edit profile to change or add a name, the end of the fromthepage.com url, a website link and a description.
The top of these pages show the project owner profile:
Configure your Collection:
(this is done in the "settings" tab for the collection)
A short description including the purpose of your project.
We'll automatically turn the title of the collection into part of the URL, but if it's long you might want to shorten it in the URL field.
Something evocative of your collection -- pictures of people or the topic are great. You can also create an image using a design program like Canva.
You'll need all 4 of these filled in to show up in the "Find A Project" page.
Write your help and transcription conventions:
com/project-owner- documentation/writing- transcription-conventions-the- project-help-page/
Configure a footer:
Find transcribers for your project:
Send us an email mentioning you'd like to be in a future transcriber newsletter and we'd be happy to include you.
Use social media -- tag us and we'll rebroadcast your posts. (@_FromThePage_ on Twitter,)
Look for interested folks online -- here's some ideas:
Keep your transcribers coming back!
Send new transcribers a welcome email.
Follow up on notes from transcribers.
Send a monthly newsletter to your transcribers. https://content.fromthepage.
You can find more ideas for finding and keeping transcribers in our Recruit, Engage, and Maintain Crowdsourcing Volunteers Whitepaper:
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or run into any problems.