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National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Engaging the crowd: old hands, modern minds;
evolving an on-l...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Other transcription projects
READ Project – Transkribus
https...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Selection criteria
• Hands that are not too troublesome
• Man...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Ines Byrne
Digital CollectionsSpecialist
Collections and Rese...
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Engaging the crowd : old hands, modern minds : evolving an on-line manuscript transcription project / Ines Byrne and Stephen Rigden (National Library of Scotland)

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Presented at the CIG Scotland seminar 'Somewhere over the Rainbow: our metadata online, past, present & future' (Metadata & Web 2.0 Series) at the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 5th April 2017

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Engaging the crowd : old hands, modern minds : evolving an on-line manuscript transcription project / Ines Byrne and Stephen Rigden (National Library of Scotland)

  1. 1. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Engaging the crowd: old hands, modern minds; evolving an on-line manuscript transcription project. Ines Byrne and Stephen Rigden Collections and Research Department National Library of Scotland
  2. 2. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Other transcription projects READ Project – Transkribus https://read.transkribus.eu/ Transcribe Bentham – University College London http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham/ Civil War Letters and Diaries – University of Iowa https://diyhistory.lib.uiowa.edu/collections/show/8
  3. 3. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Selection criteria • Hands that are not too troublesome • Manuscripts that have not been re-worked excessively with scoring through, corrections and additions • Documents that are structurally simple – no tables or columns, for example, where more complex mark-up – tagging - would be required • Subject areas with broad appeal : genealogies, recipe books, mountaineering
  4. 4. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Ines Byrne Digital CollectionsSpecialist Collections and Research Department i.byrne@nls.uk Stephen Rigden Digital Archivist Archives and Manuscripts Division s.rigden@nls.uk

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