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Transcribe with Us and Decipher History
Transcription is the underpinning of high-quality, full-text searchable digital projects. It enhances the use of any manuscript database and makes oral history interviews vastly more accessible which makes it easier for researchers to mine and analyze texts. There are many existing transcription projects that pull from materials on just about any topic imaginable. For that reason, transcription work can be an extremely effective course assignment that teaches one of many preparatory activities involved in completing scholarship using digital methods. This workshop will cover the basics of transcription methods, convey the benefits of this work to individuals and institutions, and offer hands-on time to work with the Decipher History project to transcribe materials from the Milner Library Special Collections. Registration is required.
Instructors who complete this workshop will be entered into a raffle for a library e-book purchase of their choice (up to $300). One participant will be randomly selected as a winner and Milner Library will purchase the e-book in support of textbook affordability.
This workshop is part of Milner Library’s Digital Discussions programming series and is co-sponsored by The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology and Milner Library.