Stanford University Archives Launches Transcription Crowdsourcing Project
From Stanford Libraries
The University Archives is pleased to announce the launch of a crowdsourcing project to transcribe handwritten letters and documents within its holdings. Accessible at https://www.fromthepage.com/stanforduniversityarchives, the project currently features 8 unique collections for users to transcribe:
- 1906 earthquake and fire
- Leland Stanford, Jr. letters
- Marcia Kirwan Standley (’57) letters
- Notable people (Eadweard Muybridge, Peter Coutts, Sarah Lockwood Winchester)
- Stanford faculty
- Student life
- World War I letters
- World War II letters
The goal of the project is to provide enhanced access, including full-text search, for these unique, deeply personal Stanford stories. The project utilizes From the Page technology, which incorporates IIIF interoperability with the Stanford Digital Repository and Spotlight for full-text indexing and searching.
The project is generously funded by the Stanford Libraries’ Treat Grant.
Learn More, Read the Complete SUL Post
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.