Eric, you might want to check out From The Page, which is an open source
crowdsourcing transcription solution.
If you have any questions, Ben Brumfield ([log in to unmask]) is very
responsive. It looks like they recently added a paid version that comes
with more support, as well: https://www.fromthepage.com
On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 1:21 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