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Scripto User Spotlight-DIY History

Today we bring you the first of several spotlights on a different sort of Scripto user. Before, we have featured individual transcribers who have devoted time to transcribing War Department documents. Here, though, we feature an institution that has implemented

Posted in Implementation, News

Chronicle of Higher Education article focuses on Papers of the War Dept.

This week the hard work of the Papers of the War Department’s editors and volunteer transcribers was featured in an article entitled “Historians Ask the Public to Help Organize the Past,” in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The PWD archive

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Beta Release of the WordPress + Scripto Plugin and Drupal + Scripto Module

We are pleased to announce the beta release of both the WordPress + Scripto plugin (1.0beta) and the Drupal + Scripto module (1.0beta). Both are available as zip files from our Download page. WordPress + Scripto Features Installation and Configuration Instructions Drupal

Posted in Code, News

Scripto Alpha Launches with the Papers of the War Department

We are pleased to announce the alpha implementation of Scripto with CHNM’s Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800 project.  Beginning today, interested volunteers can register to begin transcribing any of the materials in this groundbreaking digital archive. With major funding

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Why Crowdsourcing? Why Scripto?

As we approach the alpha launch of Scripto with the Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800 project, it seems appropriate to step back and consider why we at CHNM would be interested in building a tool to facilitate the crowdsourcing

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Scripto featured in New York Times article on crowdsourcing transcription

Scripto was featured in a recent article in the New York Times about efforts to crowdsource documentary transcription. At the end of January 2011,  we will implement Scripto with the Papers of the War Department project, allowing users to contribution

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Scripto is a free, open source tool for enabling community transcriptions of document and multimedia files.