2014 Prepared Talk Proposals
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21:40, 11 November 2013
Included a proposal that was technically late due to problems with the wiki. After discussion, the C4L Program Committee decided to allow it.
* design considerations
== The Smithsonian Transcription Center ==
eChing-hsien Wang, Branch Manager
Library and Archives Systems Innovations
Office of the Chief Information Officer
In 2013, the Smithsonian Institution - the largest library, archive, museum and research center complex in the world - launched transcription.si.edu, the first release of the Smithsonian's Digital Volunteers platform. With the ambitious goal to engage varied audiences, enrich collections and enable discovery in ways never before imagined, the Transcription Center enlists the "crowd" to transcribe millions of pages of handwritten documents from across the Institution's vast and diverse collections. We will share our goals, strategies, and experiences as contributors and developers of this collaborative initiative among librarians, archivists and museum curators. Design, workflows, user analytics, templates, and discoveries will be demonstrated and discussed for formats as varied as botanical specimen files, diaries, ledgers, field notebooks, letters, and photographs. We will also showcase the benefit of using open source technology in building our system architecture and we will share our technical challenges and lessons learned along the way.
Ching-hsien Wang has not presented at LIB4CODE conference before, but have participated in other conference presentations before.
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