Collaborate And Track Your Transcription, Translation, and Transliteration Projects In An Intuitive Easy-To-Use Platform
Simple, customizable tool to create bilingual corpora, encode field notes, or analyze vocabulary surveys.
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Linguistic projects have never been easier — We can show you how!
Our software has been trusted by scholars at these institutions:
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Emailing chunks of records to people interested in transcribing was extremely inefficient, difficult to track, and an overly stressful method.
“My experience has been resoundingly positive. Since the very first day we uploaded our documents to the website, we’ve had volunteers from around the globe dive into the project. Additionally, using FromThePage provides a centralized place where I can send volunteers who are interested in transcribing, where I can answer questions quickly and easily, and where I can track progress on the project. Previously, I had been emailing chunks of records to people who were interested in transcribing, which was an extremely inefficient, difficult to track, and overly stressful method. Using FromThePage has streamlined my entire operation and greatly improved the quality and speed of our transcriptions.”
— Dr. Camille Westmont, Visiting Professor of History at Sewanee: The University of the South
Ticked all the boxes: Ability to import, host, and export documents and content, mechanisms to track progress, and ways to learn how collaborators were working.
“We're so glad we found FromThePage! We'd been looking for a program to facilitate this project for some time, and FromThePage ticked all the boxes for us: ability to import, host, and export documents and content, mechanisms to track progress, and ways to learn about how our collaborators were working on the project were all important to us.”
— Kelly Riddle, Digital Projects Coordinator at LA County Library
Easy for all users to simultaneously edit, review, and track progress.
“FromThePage has proven to be a very versatile tool. It’s a great platform for collaborative work, making it easy for all users to simultaneously edit, review, and track progress within a collection. The management features also allow a lot of flexibility. Using the field-based transcription option, for example, we’ve created projects to tag works and collect metadata so our collaborators can assist with content description, in addition to transcribing. The software lends itself to creative uses by allowing administrators to configure projects and access the data in a variety of ways.”
— Erin Wilson, Digital Imaging Specialist and Lab Manager at Ohio University Libraries
FromThePage Eliminates Critical Gaps In Linguistic Research Tools
Forget the monotony of trying to adapt an ill-fitting system
Our linguistics background means we’ve anticipated essential features you want and need, developing a superior software tool to save you the frustration of your tool becoming the problem, rather than the solution.
Get Real Live Human Support
Get your questions answered by us directly, the developers of the software. That way you get the support and help you need faster, no extra steps.
Reclaim your time with simple, intuitive tools
No reason to struggle sorting through a complex set of tools that makes no sense for your project. Streamlined, intuitive tools for your specific needs can be curated to make work easier for you and collaborators.
Receive customized support for your special projects
If you have a unique need, we are passionate about helping you meet it. We have experience advising many institutions how to use our wealth of tools for their specific materials and research needs, even if it’s a little out of the box.
Collaborate with ease
Whether you have an established team or are looking to crowdsource help, we provide a platform that allows you to track, control, and oversee projects painlessly.
The Perfect Software Solution To Tackle Your Mountain Of Manuscripts
Revolutionize your process with a reliable platform that enhances speed and accuracy of your research. With FromThePage you get powerful annotation and indexing capabilities to create searchable documents to improve connections in your research.
Whether you plan to crowdsource your transcription project or utilize a private team, we can advise on what features have helped our many successful clients set up their systems for efficiency and ease of use.
Our software has been utilized for linguistic surveys, anthropological notes, and language revitalization projects. We would love to walk you through how FromThePage can help you take your linguistic research to the next level.
Ready for a software simple enough to feel easy, yet robust enough to create rich research?
A Software Solution That Actually Works
We’ll also do a custom demo of our software to show you how FromThePage can be configured to accomplish your specific goals with your actual materials. Including sharing case studies of other users to show how our features can support your research in a variety of ways.
The following features are especially relevant and utilized by our linguist clients:
- Unicode. Any text may be transcribed in UNICODE-supported scripts. (Support beyond the UNICODE Basic Multilingual Plane available upon request.)
- Right-to-Left Text Direction. Text language may be set per document, so that justification and cursor control is appropriate for texts written in Arabic, Urdu, or Yiddish.
- Private Projects. Project owners can grant access to specific people only if they wish. Used to restrict editing to members of a small research team or to provide control over the project materials to members of indigenous communities.
- Subject Linking. Users may tag subjects like toponyms or personal names, automatically creating an index in the text, preserving variant phrases or spellings used to refer to the same subject.
- TEI Tagging. Most projects transcribe text with user-friendly wiki encoding, which can be exported as HTML, plaintext, or TEI-XML. We also support encoding using a small set of TEI tags which can be used to produce a more high-fidelity text.
- TEI-XML Export. Any project can be exported as P5-compliant TEI-XML.
Making Your Projects Both Possible And Successful
Disappointed by previous software experiences? Worried FromThePage won’t work for your specific project?
We can share examples of other projects that are doing similar work, including ones from domains you may not be familiar with. This allows us to strategize with you on how best to tackle your research and gives you an idea of the vast variety of projects we’ve supported.
After our custom demo call, if it doesn’t seem like a good fit, we can recommend different approaches, other collaborators, or other platforms if they’re more appropriate — we really don’t want you to use our software if it’s wrong for your needs.
We do want you to be successful. We will support you however we can in charting your path to reach your research goals.
Don’t have funding for your project yet?
We’ve worked in industry and in research computing for the humanities and social sciences, so we can advise on what helps make grant applications more compelling.
The information we can provide to reinforce your application includes similar case studies to show how FromThePage is essential to accomplishing your research and how it’s been successfully used by many others to make their research possible too.
We go so far as to help with Letters of Support and Budget Line item breakdowns so including FromThePage in your grant applications is seamless.
Concerned you won’t have time to learn yet another piece of software?
It is our mission to make your research experience easier, more enjoyable, and more productive. We will help you set up your interface so you are ready to hit the ground running.
If you have any questions along the way, we are available to answer them by email or chat. We can also set up a meeting to share our screen and walk through the platform functions with you.
You will never be left banging your head against your desk, we promise.
Let our Linguistic Background Work For You
We’re experienced software developers who have been working with linguists for half a decade (one of us even has a linguistics degree from Rice University) so we dive deep on your subject matter with you to talk through optimal transcription/translation/transliteration strategies.
You won’t need to wonder if our software can measure up to your task, we are happy to share case studies to highlight a wide variety of use cases.
Case Studies Using FromThePage
What More Scholars Are Saying About FromThePage
Having good quality transcripts that can be verified and worked on by multiple people means we can more easily share and discuss this work.
“Howitt and Fison were two of the first anthropologists that studied the Aboriginal people of southern and eastern Australia. Their methodical work on Aboriginal language, kinship, song and culture was pioneering at the time and the information they amassed is now a treasure trove of Australian Aboriginal history. FromThePage is making the transcription work much easier to do and we’re able to collaborate with historians, linguists, anthropologists and Aboriginal people in making these transcripts. We’re also hoping that Aboriginal communities in Australia who are interested in language revitalization will use these resources. FromThePage is so useful for us, as having good quality transcripts that can be verified and worked on by multiple people (including expert linguists and interested Aboriginal people) means that we can more easily share and discuss this work with more and more people.”
— Jason Gibson, Anthropologist and Curator at Melbourne Museum in Australia
Incredibly useful in cultivating community engagement, developing research initiatives, and enhancing collection accessibility.
“With all of its features, FromThePage has proven to be incredibly useful for us in cultivating community engagement, developing research initiatives, and enhancing collection accessibility. This is primarily due to the customization the platform enables. On the one hand, project contributors have the ability to reconfigure with relative ease their workspace and workflows, such as using dictation to transcribe. On the project management side, the import and export features being designed and deployed as part of the NEH-funded work with UT Libraries will greatly facilitate the movement of collections between our institutional repositories and the platform to expedite access and preserve citizen scholarship.”
— Allyssa Guzman, Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Texas at Austin Libraries & Albert Palacios, Digital Scholarship Coordinator at the University of Texas for the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections
Powerful yet simple wiki-like annotation and indexing feature.
“The killer feature that takes FromThePage well beyond other transcription interfaces I have seen [...] is the powerful yet simple wiki-like annotation and indexing feature. Using simple double brackets, or an optional automatic suggested markup feature, simple transcriptions immediately become “tagged” (though only for items explicit in a text, rather than arbitrary tags) in a truly powerful way, allowing visitors to find documents through a index of subjects, places, or people – or jump immediately from linked subjects within a text to others like it in what becomes a rich hypertext environment.”
— Konrad Lawson, "Crowdsourced Transcription: FromThePage and Scripto"; ProfHacker, Chronicle of Higher Education
Schedule A Live Demo To Get A Personalized Walk-Through
We developed this software to solve the problems associated with clunky processes of transcription, translation, and transliteration. It is our goal to deliver the best possible solution to make research more rich and accurate, more enjoyable, more collaborative, and absolutely more efficient.
We want to help, so if we don’t currently have the functionality you need, we will develop the solution collaboratively with you, or we will suggest alternate collaborators or platforms to help you reach your research goals.
That’s what you get when you have developers that are fully invested in your success, teammates that chart you a path, even if it’s not to our own software.
Grab your call to learn how FromThePage can support your research!