Dublin Transcription Project
Published on 19th May 2022
We held Transcription Week in the last week of March. It was our first foray into crowdsourcing transcriptions on this scale so we didn’t know quite what to expect. Thankfully we were very pleasantly surprised. Our call for participation had a generous response from the public and our volunteer transcribers [You] transcribed over half a million characters in 842 different pages. It was a great success!
We still have lots of material left to transcribe, and from discussions in our webinars and over email we believe that many of you are interested in continuing to contribute. So we are reorganising. If ‘Transcription Week’ was a sprint then the ‘Dublin Transcription Project’ will be more of a marathon where we hope to steadily work at transcribing important documents from Dublin’s past and making the contents more accessible to history fans, researchers and the general public at large.
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‘Dublin Transcription Project’ Webinars and guest speaker
As part of our relaunch, we plan to hold monthly webinars and to feature occasional guest speakers who can add to our knowledge of the material being transcribed and it’s wider context. For our first webinar, we were delighted to welcome Dr. John Montague to speak to us about the Wide Streets Commission.