WordPress + Scripto — Transcriber’s Role

How to Transcribe

Register for a Scripto account by following instructions on the Scripto homepage of the website or login to your existing account. Most projects require transcribers to register and login in order to begin transcription. Registration and login enable transcribers  help editors oversee transcriptions and maintain site quality. (You may test drive WordPress + Scripto here.)

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Figure 14

To transcribe a file attached to a WordPress post (document page), select the name of the file at the bottom of the post (document)  under “Transcribe this item.” You may also begin transcribing a item by linking directly to the Scripto project through the navigation menu of your website. On the Scripto page, select “recent changes” and choose an item linked from that listing (See figure 14). Your document opens in a new window. Files attached to WordPress posts behave differently according to file formats.

  • For audio and video files, click on the name of the file above the transcription field. The media player will open in a new window on the desktop. Listen to or watch the item in the media player while entering the transcription in the WordPress site.

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Figure 15

  • Documents and images appear in the media viewer above the transcription field. Use the magnifier to zoom in and out of the item. Drag the image within the viewer to reposition it (See Figure 15).
  • Enter your text in the transcription field (See figure 16).

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Figure 16

  • Click [Save transcription] when you are finished.

Discuss Transcriptions

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Figure 17

Are there questions or comments about the item you’re transcribing?

  • Select the “discuss page” option under the transcription field (See figure 17). The item appears in a new window.
  • Enter your comments or questions in the discussion field.
  • Select [Save discussion] to save your comments. Your comments will then appear below the discussion window.
  • When you are finished commenting, select “transcribe page” to return to the current page transcription.

Current page discussion also enables you to view the history of discussion about the item you’re working on, beginning with the most recent.

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Figure 18

  • Select view history beneath the discussion field.  Each row contains information about changes (See figure 18).
      • the current and previous discussion
      • the date and time of the change
      • the identity of the author
      • the extent of the change;
      • and, the action to the discussion (edited, created).
  • Click on the date of the discussion to view the content of the change.
  • Choose “Revert to this revision” in order to continue discussion from a previous date or point.

How to Manage Transcriptions with Scripto Features

Transcribers may use Scripto features to view the recent changes to items in a project and to view the transcription history of individual items (See Figure 19). These features allow transcribers to revise transcriptions and to revert to earlier transcription versions.

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Figure 19

  • View all recent changes to the Scripto project in reverse order. Each row contains information about the change.
      • the type of change (created, edited, protected, etc.)
      • “diff” allows you to view and compare differences between a selected transcribed version of an item and the  preceding version
      • “hist” lists the transcription versions, or history, of the selected item. If you prefer to revert to an earlier version of the transcription, select the date of that iteration. When the item opens, select “Revert to this revision” beneath the text.
      • the name of the document page. Clicking on this link opens the item in the media viewer/player.
      • the date and time of the change
      • the extent of the change
      • the identity of the user who created the page;
      • the title of the document. Clicking on this link opens the wordpress post to which the item is attached.

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Figure 20

  • Select “view history” to view the sequence of changes to the item you have selected beginning with the most recent (See figure 20). Each row contains  information about changes including
      • a comparison of current and previous transcriptions
      • the date and time of the change
      • the identity of the author
      • the extent of the change
      • the nature of the completed action (edited, created).
  • Click on the date of the revision to view the status. Choose “Revert to this revision” in order to continue transcription from a previous date or point.
  • Select “View Document” to open the WordPress post to which the item is attached.
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