PROJECT: Collaborative transcription at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has unveiled the first project in its effort to transcribe digitized documents through crowd-sourcing. UNL “alumni, students, and friends” are invited to volunteer to transcribe the collection of UNL’s historical Cornhusker yearbooks. The transcription project arose through a collaboration between the Archives & Special Collections, the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH), Computer Operations and Research Services, and Development and Outreach at UNL.

The site for yearbook transcription, which extends the Transcribr Drupal distribution, marks progress for the overall project as well as individual yearbooks.

A complete run of the yearbooks is currently available online (but not yet full-text searchable… pending transcription!).


dh+lib aggregated content

This post was produced through a collaboration involving Jessica Brangiel and Chris Chelberg (Editors-at-Large for the week) and Sarah Potvin (Editor for the week), with editorial assistance from Zach Coble and Roxanne Shirazi. For further details on the dh+lib aggregation process, including a link to volunteer to serve as Editor-at-Large, see: