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The transcription form used on this website was developed for the Digital Humanities Initiative at Hamilton College by Common Media, Inc. It was designed to work seamlessly with our Islandora repository infrastructure, which is build on Drupal 7.x and Fedora 3.x. The module was demonstrated at Islandora Camp CT 2015.[1]

The Islandora Webform Module is so tightly integrated with Islandora that transcriptions can quickly and smoothly enter the workflow from transcription, to review, to approval, to storage, to indexing, to access, and to preservation. We could have, of course, opted to use one of the fully-functional third-party transcription tools[2], but we wanted to avoid creating the transcriptions in one program and then having to migrate them to our repository.

We want to thank Hamilton College and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for funding that made the development of this tool possible.

[1] Shaping your Workflow: Creating Custom Ingest Workflows using Islandora Webform, Patrick Dunlavey, developer for Common Media (PDF).
[2] For example, DIY History, From The Page, Transcribe Bentham, Scripto, T-Pen and potentially Mirador.

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(updated: 2017-08-09)