proposal: talk session about crowdsourcing cultural heritage projects

I would like to propose a session about using Scripto to organize crowdsourcing projects with cultural heritage resources. Specifically, I’d like to talk about how to use transcription tools (are there others?) to get students, alumni, and community members working with our extensive archival collections of documents dating from the Civil War through to the present and to create online communities of transcribers, editors, and researchers. So far I haven’t even managed to get Scripto installed as a plug-in to Omeka (or any other platform), so I am seeking both technical assistance and an opportunity to brainstorm about pedagogical and community-building opportunities!


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