Scripto, the community transcription tool

I am really pleased to see so many innovative research tools being created and supported.  I saw “Scripto” posted by friend on Facebook last week and wanted to share it through my various networks.

From the Scripto Site:

Scripto opens up the possibilities of community transcription for digital humanities projects in universities, libraries, archives, and museums. With easy-to-implement extensions for the popular open source content management system, including Omeka, WordPress, and Drupal, Scripto allows administrators for any project with collection materials requiring a transcription can now enlist a community of enthusiasts to participate in this aspect of cultural heritage work.

Scripto is an open-source tool that permits registered users to view digital files and transcribe them with an easy-to-use toolbar, rendering that text searchable. The tool includes a versioning history and editorial controls to make public contributions more manageable, and supports the transcription of a wide range of file types (both images and documents).

Developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Scripto was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Archives and Records Administration’s National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Love the research innovation- I hope to have a chance to play with this tool in upcoming projects!


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