Webinars

  • Works in Progress Webinar: Harnessing the Crowds, Transcription and Other Forms of Crowdsourcing
JUL 21

Works in Progress Webinar: Harnessing the Crowds, Transcription and Other Forms of Crowdsourcing

This webinar will be of interest to those who are thinking about how to undertake or do more with transcription. View the recording to find out more about the National Archives and Records Administration’s History Hub and the Smithsonian’s Transcription Center.

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Webinar files

Recording

  • View webinar recording on YouTube [link]

Slides

  • Download webinar slides (.pptx)

Suzanne Isaac's slides
Ching-hsien Wang's slides

Description

Once you’ve digitized materials from your rich collections, what might be the next step in making those collections more accessible and useful? For text based collections making transcriptions available is a dream but under normal circumstances would be too costly for most institutions. Some institutions have been able to motivate users to contribute time and energy to transcribing materials. Find out how the Smithsonian and the National Archives and Records Administration have been able to harness curious and motivated volunteer to undertake transcription and other user-solicited tasks to make digitized collections more useful than they already are. The speakers  covered: interacting with the public, quality control, and using the data.

Presenters

  • Suzanne Isaacs, Office of Innovation  National Archives and Records Administration
  • Ching-hsien Wang, Collections Systems & Digital Assets Division, Smithsonian Institution

This webinar will be of interest to those who are thinking about how to undertake or do more with transcription. View the recording to find out more about the National Archives and Records Administration’s History Hub and the Smithsonian’s Transcription Center.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series
These webinars are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.

What are we working on? What are you working on? OCLC Research Library Partners are invited to participate in Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!

Date

21 July 2016

Time

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

World Clock: Other time zones

Venue

Online via WebEx