[Humanist] 28.502 events: a Transcribe-a-thon

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 502.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:41:48 -0500
        From: Dot Porter <dot.porter at gmail.com>
        Subject: Folger/Penn Early Modern Transcribe-a-thon in Philadelphia, December 4th, noon-midnight

On December 4th, staff from the Folger Shakespeare Library's Early Modern
Manuscripts Online (EMMO) Project 
and the University of Pennsylvania Library's Kislak Center for Special
Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts (www.library.upenn.edu/kislak/)
will be on hand to introduce participants (and anyone who happens to wander
by) to the art of transcribing English manuscripts from the sixteenth and
seventeenth centuries. The Transcribathon will take place in the Class of
1978 Orrery Pavillion in the Kislak Center on the 6th floor of Penn's Van
Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA.

Transcribathon website: http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/Transcribathon/

If you like puzzles and/or are interested in the early modern period then
you should consider joining the transcribathon! Work by yourself or with
friends. You might stay for just a few lines, or get hooked and transcribe
an entire piece.

Early Modern Manuscripts Online, or EMMO, is an IMLS-funded three-year
project that will ultimately provide scholars and the general public with
convenient web access to a searchable database of transcriptions and
digital images of a substantial number of the Folger Shakespeare Library's
English manuscripts from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: letters,
diaries, wills, coats of arms, literary works, recipe books, miscellanies,
and more. The first phase of the project consists of creating and gathering
transcriptions, in order to create a corpus that is then vetted for
accuracy and consistency.

Dot Porter (MA, MSLS)
Digital Medievalist, Digital Librarian
Email: dot.porter at gmail.com
Personal blog: dotporterdigital.org
Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance: http://www.mesa-medieval.org
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