Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Crowdsourced Transcription Tool List

When I first started this blog, I spent a lot of time writing detailed reviews of different transcription projects.  This has become difficult as my available time shrinks and the number of crowdsourcing projects grows.  So when Kate Bowers posted to the Society of American Archivists mailing list asking for a directory of transcription tools, I figured it was time to take a different approach.
The link above is a Google Documents spreadsheet listing different tools and the features I thought were relevant. It's been updated several times over the last few weeks, and I'm pleased to see that it's expanded to include a score of technologies. I hope it's useful.


Gwen Evans said...

Thank you so much, this came at the perfect time!

Taneya Koonce said...

Thank you so much for sharing this spreadsheet! I coordinate an online genealogy group and we have been considering how we can get some crowdsourcing transcription work going on our site. I have already identified a few tools from your spreadsheet with potential and I can't thank you enough!