Transcribe: manuscript transcription tool
National Library of Scotland developed a pilot project to explore the potential in crowd transcription.
Crowd Transcribing is becoming increasingly common as a way by which heritage organisations can involve dedicated interest groups in services that would otherwise by costly in both money and time. It also allows users to become directly involved in the digitisation of vast collections of data.
Mark Haddon was asked to work with the NLS technical team to design an interface that would be responsive, easy to use and crucially would convey the essential concept in an immediate, simple, non-technical way. The Transcription tool will be live shortly.