Dublin Transcription Project passes 1 million point!
Published on 31st January 2023
Back in March 2022 we launched #TranscriptionWeek, a project to transcribe and enrich historical records held in Dublin City Library and Archive. Once the week was over we continued working under the banner of the Dublin Transcription Project.
Since then transcribers have been busy and in January we passed the 1 million characters transcribed landmark!
At the time of writing over 1700 pages of documents from Dublin's historical past have been transcribed, amounting to more than 1,100,000 characters of text!
As well as making these specific pages of records more accessible to the public the work done has been used to improve the accuracy of an automated transcription tool called Transkribus.
In the near future we plan to have this tool available to our transcribers. It won't replace the human touch, where the person adds details of people and places to the transcription, but it will make things easier.
Our transcription work is continuing at http://dcpla.ie/transcribathon and this is a great time to get involved!
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