Also, the Smithsonian Institution has been involved in several successful crowdsourcing projects and have written about them.
Kari R. Smith
Digital Archivist and Program Head for Born-digital Archives
Institute Archives and Special Collections
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Owen Stephens
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 9:20 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] crowdsourcing transcriptions
Another option might be Wikisource - a Wikimedia property. https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Main_Page. I was at a session recently where we got to try this for transcription and it seemed to work quite well - there is support for some basic workflow.
I suspect Ben Brumfield would again have some comments as he has written about using Wikisource for manuscript transcription (e.g. http://manuscripttranscription.blogspot.co.uk/2009/07/wikisource-for-manuscript-transcription.html) - but this is a little dated now, so it may be worth looking at what Wikisource can currently do
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> On 26 May 2017, at 14:10, Trevor Thornton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There's also Scribe, developed by NYPL and Zooniverse:
> On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Does anybody here have knowledge or experience regarding
>> crowdsourcing transcription services?
>> Some of my day-to-day work revolves around a thing affectionately
>> called the Catholic Portal.  The Portal is an alliance of members
>> who provide access to rare an infrequently held materials of a
>> Catholic nature. Many of our member organizations are tiny, really
>> tiny, and consequently they do not have very many fiscal resources.
>> On the other hand, they are very rich is primary source materials. As
>> these materials get digitized, there is a need/desire to transcribe
>> them. (OCR will not be an option.)
>> I was wondering, do any of you know of any services supporting the
>> crowdsources of transcriptions, or maybe there is a piece of (open
>> source) software allowing me to publicize things to transcribed, and
>> then allowing somebody to actually do the work?
>>  Portal - http://catholicresearch.net
>> Eric Morgan