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Build, Analyse, and Generalise: Community Transcription of the Papers of the War Department and the Development of Scripto

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dc.contributor.author Leon, Sharon
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-22T15:59:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-22T15:59:57Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Leon, Sharon M. “Build, Analyse, and Generalise: Community Transcription of the Papers of the War Department and the Development of Scripto.” In Crowdsourcing Our Cultural Heritage, edited by Mia Ridge, 89–111. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2014. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-1-4724-1022-1
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/9961
dc.description.abstract RRCHNM’s foray into community transcription with the Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800 and the development of Scripto offers some significant lessons for cultural heritage institutions and professionals who want to engage with their constituents in meaningful ways. Primarily, we gained a dedicated and engaged audience for PWD, and a tremendous insight into their motivations. Equally important, the development process for the generalized tool, and its role in the larger ecosystem of open-source software that enables widespread user participation in cultural heritage projects, points to viable directions for the development of subsequent tools. Together this case study of PWD and the story of the creation of Scripto suggest that a wide range of cultural heritage organizations can launch and sustain lightweight transcription projects that encourage increased engagement with core audiences. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Ashgate en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities;
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject digital humanities en_US
dc.subject crowdsourcing en_US
dc.subject software development en_US
dc.title Build, Analyse, and Generalise: Community Transcription of the Papers of the War Department and the Development of Scripto en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.13021/G8HG6C


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