New Article: "Digitization Practices for Translations: Lessons Learned from the Our Americas Archive Partnership Project "
Title: Digitization Practices for Translations: Lessons Learned from the Our Americas Archive Partnership Project
Authors: Lorena Gauthereau-Bryson, Robert Estep, and Monica Rivero
Affiliations (All Authors): Rice University
The “Our Americas Archive Partnership” (OAAP) is a collaborative effort between scholars, librarians, and information scientists, and provides an integrated approach to discovering, accessing and using scholarly works that exist in multiple digital repositories. The archive is comprised of electronic texts and images originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1920. Its goal is to represent the full range and complexity of a multilingual “Americas” and to foster new research examining American literatures and histories from a hemispheric perspective. This paper discusses the complexities involved in digitizing multilingual historical documents, including practices for creating “born-digital” translations and unique metadata to best describe these rare, primary documents.
Source: D-Lib Magazine (September/October 2011; Volume 17, Number 9/10)
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