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  • 1. TRANSCRIBE BENTHAM a participatory initiative Franny Gaede INF 385T: Introduction to Digital Humanities October 8, 2012
  • 2. what is it? crowdsourced transcription, encoding of the philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s (1748-1832) papers using MediaWiki software
  • 3. what is it? inter-departmental project at the University College London an open access initiative
  • 4. what is it? will be uploaded to UCL’s digital Bentham Papers repository and presented alongside high resolution image files <- virtual auto-icon
  • 5. meaning, medium, & message this collaborative encoding work could only be completed online
  • 6. meaning, medium, & message transcription is completed by mostly anonymous volunteer editors 4,424 folios transcribed
  • 7. meaning, medium, & message interested in paleography? literature? philosophy? transcription?
  • 8. meaning, medium, & message transcriptions will feed ongoing projects
  • 9. accessibility & sustainability open access, open source http:/ /code.google.com/p/tb-transcription-desk/
  • 10. accessibility & sustainability accessibility issues: reCaptcha, editing has a high learning curve
  • 11. credit administrators money participants
  • 12. documentation getting started & introductory encoding videos
  • 13. documentation extensive transcription guidelines
  • 14. documentation blog updated weekly with statistics, project news the Benthamometer
  • 15. associated scholarship 150+ blog posts, articles, talks, and announcements
  • 16. moving forward $538,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation major goal: redesigning the transcription desk
  • 17. useful & compelling
  • 18. image credits Slide 2: http:/ /www.transcribe-bentham.da.ulcc.ac.uk/td/skins/bentham-modern/TB-logo.gif Slide 3: http:/ /digitool-b.lib.ucl.ac.uk:8881/exlibris/dtl/u3_1/dtle/www_r_eng/icon/benthamlarge.jpg Slide 4: http:/ /www.ucl.ac.uk/Bentham-Project/who/autoicon/Virtual_Auto_Icon Slide 5: http:/ /www.transcribe-bentham.da.ulcc.ac.uk/td/index.php?title=JB/002/384/001&action=edit Slides 6 & 7: http:/ /www.transcribe-bentham.da.ulcc.ac.uk/td/Transcribe_Bentham Slide 8: http:/ /www.barnesandnoble.com/w/collected-works-of-jeremy-bentham-luke-osullivan/ 1102436737 Slides 9 & 10: http:/ /commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:MediaWiki_logos Slide 11: http:/ /www.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham/people/, http:/ /www.transcribebentham.da.ulcc.ac.uk/td/Transcribe_Bentham Slide 12: http:/ /www.transcribe-bentham.da.ulcc.ac.uk/td/Getting_Started Slide 13: http:/ /www.transcribe-bentham.da.ulcc.ac.uk/td/Help:Transcription_Guidelines Slide 14: http:/ /www.transcribe-bentham.da.ulcc.ac.uk/td/Transcribe_Bentham Slide 15: http:/ /beatl.barnard.columbia.edu/amciv/images.html Slide 16: http:/ /www.transcribe-bentham.da.ulcc.ac.uk/td/JB/051/285/002