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Itinera Nova. Tools, people & history | Marika Ceunen

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Netwerkmoment Erfgoedcollecties, gezondheid en welzijn, 30/11/2017

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Itinera Nova. Tools, people & history | Marika Ceunen

  1. 1. Tools, People & History Unchained crowdsourcing Antwerp, 30/11/2017 Marika Ceunen – City Archives of Leuven
  2. 2. Introduction: the city archives of Leuven • 13 km documents (12e – 21e century) • responsable for the archives/records of the administration and for cultural heritage • since 2014 recognized by the flemisch governement as “cultural archive” • 7 full time employees • > 60 volunteers
  3. 3. Itinera Nova and the court of a Alderman • Handwritten registers • Voluntary and contentious jurisdiction • 1.127 registers (1362-1795) • Ca. 475.000 folia • Latin, Middle Dutch, French
  4. 4. The volunteers of the city archive of Leuven • Started in 2008 : 6 people /weekly / one afternoon / cleaning documents • 2009: start of the Itinera Nova project : disclosure of the registers of the court of Alderman • 2016: start of the project Overle(u)ven: project of the reconstruction of the city of Louvain after the first World War • Individual volunteers: photographer, …
  5. 5. Itinera Nova : disclosure of the registers of the court of Alderman How? – images: digitization – content: transcribing – result: online (www.itineranova.be)
  6. 6. 1. Digitization Scanning Preparing the registers for scanning Image inspection and processing
  7. 7. 2009-2016: 1006 registers digitized
  8. 8. 2. Disclosure
  9. 9. 2. Disclosure
  10. 10. 2. Disclosure
  11. 11. Results so far > 35.000 transcriptions online Focus on the Middle Dutch acts from the 15th century – transcriptions are useful for scientific research
  12. 12. De IN-volunteers • Profile – 41 active members: stable group – Between 50 and 90 – Gender: male (26) – female (15) - Origin: region Leuven and further – Background: academic and none academic • Motivation - Work independently and at home - Flexible with professional activity - Building expertise
  13. 13. 5. The IN-community Online: www.facebook.com/stadsarchiefleuven www.itineranova.ning.com
  14. 14. 5. The IN-community
  15. 15. 5. The IN-community Meet-IN’s
  16. 16. 5. The IN-community
  17. 17. pilot: recruitment of prisoners as IN volunteer
  18. 18. Prison of Leuven Centraal 300 male prisoners longterm condemnation open door regime work & activities
  19. 19. challenges - Transcribing IN acts as a hobby - Integration of these volunteers into the existing community - Adaptation of the existing system of teaching and supporting newcomers
  20. 20. Problems that had to be solved - a hobby not a type of payed work - working offline & data exchange - feedback from the supervising volunteer => Starting in 2018

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