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 transcriptions of the 55,000 documents in the PWD archive. With funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities, Scripto will provide editors of digital documentary collections with a way to harness the power of the public to build a base of transcription text that will improve document findability and ease of use. Scripto is a PHP-based, free and open source plugin, that will connect to common content management systems.
If you are interested in testing Scripto with your digital archive, please email Sharon Leon.