|REMINDER: "By the People" -- An Overview of Library of Congress' crowd-sourced transcription program is next week||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)|
|Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2020 11:57:03 -0800 (PST)|
ASERL Friends: A reminder that next week will offer this new webinar from our colleagues at the Library of Congress. "By the People" is a web-based crowdsourcing project and program of engagement launched by the Library of Congress in October 2018. It is built on Concordia, new software for crowdsourced text transcription and tagging, which was developed at the Library in 2018. By the People invites volunteers all over the world to transcribe and tag digitized images of documents in the Library’s collections. As of December 2019, By the People offers twelve collections for volunteers to engage with and explore, including the papers of Abraham Lincoln, American Red Cross founder Clara Barton, Suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Mary Church Terrell, Civil War soldiers, and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. The goals of the project are to engage people with Library collections and increase access to these collections by making them word searchable and legible to screen readers. By the People provides new opportunities for learning and personal growth for people across the age and educational spectrum, and is frequently used by educators and librarians for teaching and programming in their own institutions. Anyone can take part in By the People: you don’t even need an account to transcribe. Volunteers who register for an account can also add tags and review transcriptions created by other volunteers. All transcriptions are created and reviewed by volunteers before they are returned to the Library’s main website, loc.gov, where they are published alongside the original images with an attribution to the volunteers. The data are also available in bulk to support research in disciplines ranging from Machine Learning, linguistics, literature, languages, and history, to name a few. This webinar will provide an overview of how By the People works, how crowdsourcing projects and programs might be adopted at other institutions, and how the resulting data can serve researchers and patrons. WEBINAR: "By the People" -- An Overview of Library of Congress' crowd-sourced transcription program DATE & TIME: Jan 16, 2020 at 2pm ET / 1pm central Time REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2425967254767661835 REGISTRATION LIST - As of January 9, 2020 1. Atlanta University Center Jessica Leming 2. Auburn University Elizabeth Bates 3. Clemson University Brenda Burk 4. Clemson University James Cross 5. Clemson University Jessica Serrao 6. Duke University Noah Huffman 7. East Carolina University Jennifer Overstreet 8. Florida International University Rhia Rae 9. Florida International University Jamie Rogers 10. Florida State University Krystal Thomas 11. George Mason University Yoko Ferguson 12. Georgia State University Tricia Clayton 13. Georgia State University Jeff Steely 14. Grand Valley State University Mary Morgan 15. Grand Valley State University Susan Ponischil 16. Tulane University Rachel Stein 17. Tulane University Jason Straight 18. UNC Charlotte Rita Johnston 19. UNC Charlotte Michael Winecoff 20. University of Kentucky Alyssa Coon 21. University of Kentucky Adrian Ho 22. University of Kentucky Jennifer Hootman 23. University of Kentucky Antje Mays 24. University of Memphis Sylverna Ford 25. University of Mississippi Gail Herrera 26. University of South Carolina Amie Freeman 27. University of South Carolina Heather Heckman 28. University of South Florida Amanda Boczar 29. University of South Florida Jane Duncan 30. University of Virginia Whitney Buccicone 31. Virginia Tech Corinne Guimont 32. Wake Forest University James Harper ASERL webinars are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. As always, these sessions are available at no cost, and will be recorded for later playback on our Archive page -- see http://www.aserl.org/archive After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. https://link.gotowebinar.com/help-system-requirements-attendees We hope this proves interesting and useful. --jeb John Burger, Executive Director Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library 540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316 Atlanta, GA 30322 404-727-0137
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