Thursday, June 23, 2011

Civil War Diaries Transcription Project

There is an interesting project underway by the University of Iowa.  The Civil War Diaries Transcription Project is a collaborative project to transcribe the 3011 diary pages in their Civil War Diaries collection.  By making it a collaborative project, anyone can select a page to transcribe.  As stated on their main page: "libraries are now able to use the knowledge and interest of the general public to meet goals that they would never have the time, financial, and staff resources to achieve on their own."  This is just one of many projects mentioned in Digital Humanities Now a publication of the Center for History and New Media.

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