background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Startseite. Anti-Slavery Manuscripts. Citizen Science/Crowdsourcing Tools for Digitization - iDigBio. The Public Participation in Digitization Working Group is developing this list of citizen science and/or crowdsourcing tools for the digitization of biological and paleontological scientific collections.

Citizen Science/Crowdsourcing Tools for Digitization - iDigBio

These are not necessarily available for widescale use, and potential users should contact the individual projects below to discuss availability.' Several categories of tools are available to engage the public in various aspects of the digitization process. Descriptions have been taken directly from the website of the respective organization or publication.

Species- and Taxa-based Digitization Programs and Tools Workflow Procedures, Data Management and Visualization General Project Management and Social Media. Nova Scotia Archives. Transcription: Letter to Lord Falkland.

Nova Scotia Archives

My Lord, I have just had a long visit from two very intelligent Indians, and, as I have a leisure hour, would like to lay before your Lordship, before they pass away, some of the ideas suggested by their conversation, and by subsequent reflections upon the present state of the Micmacs... Start by searching for documents to transcribe Transcribe is the Nova Scotia Archives’ collaborative online workspace where the public can participate in enhancing access to our collections documenting over 300 years of Nova Scotia history, people, and culture.

Crowdsourcing empowers communities to participate in their own history. DigiPal. A. Garz: Document Image Analysis of Historical Documents. Research by Angelika Garz Ongoing research HisDoc 2.0 - Towards Digital Palaeography An Integrated Approach Incorporating Text Localization, Script Analysis, and Semantics for Historical Documents We will analyze, develop, and integrate methods for text localization, script discrimination, and scribe identi cation into one holistic approach in order to obtain a flexible, robust, and generic approach for historical manuscript analysis in presence of complex layouts.

A. Garz: Document Image Analysis of Historical Documents

We will address documents with complex layouts and several scribes, which have been circuited by the research community so far. Image: St. Past research on historical documents Binarization-Free Text Line Segmentation for Historical Documents Based on Interest Point Clustering Proceeding from the previous project (layout analysis of ancient manuscripts), we developed the new idea of locating and segmenting text lines based on density distributions of interest points. A. A. Manuscript transcription projects - Folgerpedia.

Fully reported projects Annotated Books Online (ABO) Project Scope: This project based at the University of Utrecht seeks to become a central, international, digital transcription and translation library.

Manuscript transcription projects - Folgerpedia

The Smithsonian Works to Digitize Millions of Documents. During the past six months, retired pharmaceutical researcher Irv Cantor helped transcribe a 641-page field book written by an archaeologist traveling through 1920s China.

The Smithsonian Works to Digitize Millions of Documents

Mr. Cantor has also logged details about early-day U.S. currency. This week, he's making an inventory of clock orders placed in 1882. Read more: Kelly Crow Transcribes for the Smithsonian "Sometimes I hesitate when people ask what I'm doing with my retirement because I don't want to seem nerdy," said Mr. DIYHistory. 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.

What does it mean to "support TEI" for manuscript transcription?

" You can download an MP3 recording of the talk here. MicroPasts. Epub-tools - Collection of open source (BSD) tools for generating and managing ePub documents. Handwriting Isn’t Dead—Smart Pens and Styluses Are Saving It. Keyboards and touch screens may have turned our once-fine penmanship into a sloppy mess, but reports of the death of handwriting are premature.

Handwriting Isn’t Dead—Smart Pens and Styluses Are Saving It

I can prove it: I wrote this entire column by hand. Not once did I place my hands on my laptop, tablet or phone’s keyboard. Yet every word I scribbled was almost instantly transmitted to those devices. Yes, the very technology that has put pen and paper on life support is now trying to save it. Livescribe 3 SmartPen. Recension av Voice Assistant - Skriv med hjälp av din röst. Smithsonian transcription project moves out of beta. Digital Government Smithsonian transcription project moves out of beta By Adam MazmanianAug 15, 2014 Volunteers are powering an effort by the Smithsonian Institution to create online, searchable versions of its vast collections of diaries, journals, biological specimens and other historical gems.

Smithsonian transcription project moves out of beta

After more than a year of testing, the project came out of beta Aug. 12, with officials inviting the public to join in the massive transcription and labeling effort. The Transcription Center attracted about 1,000 active volunteers during its testing phase, and that group has grown by more than 800 since the public launch, according to project coordinator Meghan Ferriter. Some projects focus on gathering the full text of diaries, notebooks and other primary source material.

There's no shortage of work. Inside individual projects, volunteers can share notes on specific challenges, such as rendering marginal notes or interpreting scientific symbols. About the Author. Transcribr. This distribution includes all modules and themes required to emulate the National Archives site (mentioned below).


More detailed instructions are on the way. This installation has removed the standard Drupal installation so only the profile is allowed. The National Archives launched a Crowdsource Transcription website in January 2012 at The site allows the public to contribute to transcriptions of historical documents, and helps make them more accessible to the public. Each document is categorized as "Beginner", "Intermediate", or "Advanced", based on the level of effort believed to be needed to transcribe it.