FromThePage

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Synopsis

"FromThePage is a wiki-like application for crowdsourcing transcription of handwritten documents."[1] More specifically, it's "an open-source tool for transcribing, indexing, and annotating handwritten material"[2] "FromThePage is free software that allows volunteers to transcribe handwritten documents on-line. It's easy to index and annotate subjects within a text using a simple, wiki-like mark-up. Users can discuss difficult writing or obscure words within a page to refine their transcription. The resulting text is hosted on the web, making documents easy to read and search."[3]

Features

User commentary

Please sign all comments.

System requirements

Source code and licensing

GNU AGPL v3.0

Support for TEI

Exports to TEI P5 2.3.0.

Language(s)

Documentation

Tech support

User community

Sample implementations

See http://beta.fromthepage.com/ .

Sample files generated from the exporter:

  • https://gist.github.com/benwbrum/6933615 -- Zenas Matthews' Mexican War Diary was scanned and posted by Southwestern University's Smith Library Special Collections. It was transcribed, indexed, and annotated by Scott Patrick, a retired petroleum worker from Houston.
  • https://gist.github.com/benwbrum/6933603 -- Julia Brumfield's 1919 Diary was scanned and posted by me, transcribed largely by volunteer Linda Tucker, and indexed and annotated by Ben Brumfield.

Current version number and date of release

History of versions

How to download or buy

http://beta.fromthepage.com/

Additional notes

References

  1. https://github.com/benwbrum/fromthepage
  2. http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A2=TEI-L;54bb15d1.1310
  3. http://beta.fromthepage.com/
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