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InstitutionHostedLicenceSoftwareText TypeTEI?CMS IntegrationUnique FeaturesURLCode
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OpenScribe (defunct)??PerlDrupalFree-form?Drupalhttp://code.google.com/p/openscribe/
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PyBOSSACitizen Cyberscience Centre/OKFN?AGPL 3.0Python/GDocsTabularNoData entry via GDoc spreadsheethttp://pybossa.com/https://github.com/PyBossa/pybossaTranscribe Bleek & Lloyd
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T-PENSt. Louis U Center for Digital TheologyAs of 11/20/2012: 1,088 projects created by 538 users for a total of 61,162 lines transcribed?EPL 2.0Java/JavascriptLine-based
medieval
Yesusers can create export pipelines that can export transcriptions directly into a CMS database (such as Drupal)Direct linking of transcription to lines of text in imagehttp://digital-editor.blogspot.com/https://github.com/jginther/T-PENhttp://t-pen.org/TPEN/
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Alto Editor (kinda working, but obsolete)IMPACT Centre of CompetenceNoApache 2.0Javascript/RubyNonone https://github.com/impactcentre/alto-editor
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Boolean TranscriptorUniversity College Cork, rep. of Ireland377 items, 2495 scansNoTo Be DecidedRuby on Rails+plugins, Bootstrap, jQuery+pluginsPlain text at the moment; in time transitioning to MarkdownNot Yet :)NoNice navigation, highlighting, YAML drivenhttp://boole-papers.electropoiesis.org/https://github.com/igravious/-boolean-transcriptor
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Islandora TEI Editor (defunct)UPEI, Robertson LibraryNoGPL 3.0Drupal/FedoraFree-formYesFedoraTEI mark-up of documents hosted in Fedorahttp://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php/IslandoraTEIEditorhttps://github.com/Islandora/islandora_tei_editorPublic Records Office, Victoria http://prov.versi.edu.au/
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Mirador (transcription branch)IIIFNoApache 2.0JavaScriptFree-formNoIIIFprojectmirador.orghttps://github.com/IIIF/mirador/tree/transcription
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ScriptoCenter for History and New Media at George Mason UniversityNoGPL 3.0PHP library, MediaWikiFree-form, wikitextNoOmeka, WordPress, DrupalCan be integrated into potentially any CMS or personal archivehttp://scripto.orghttps://github.com/chnm/Scripto
https://github.com/omeka/plugin-Scripto
https://github.com/chnm/scripto-wordpress-plugin
https://github.com/chnm/scripto-drupal-module
Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800
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Crowd-Ed (this tool is not precisely for transcription; it's designed for metadata editing which will, among other descriptions, indicate type vs. manuscript dosc to help determine which documents require OCR and which require manual transcription)Martha Berry Digital Archive Projectc. 1500 (edited, but not yet transcribed)yesfree, open sourceZend / PHPstructurednoOmekacrowdsourced metadata editing aligned with Dublin Corehttps://github.com/gsbodine/crowd-ed
https://mbda.berry.edu
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Son of Suda On-LineIntegrating Digital PapyrologyAs of 3/28/12: 3,694 submissions approvedNoGPL 3.0Ruby on RailsFree-FormYesnoneGit backendhttps://github.com/sosol/sosolpapyri.info
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TextLab (defunct)John Bryant,et al, Hoftsta UniversityNo??Free-formYes?Direct annotation of TEI add/del tags onto images.http://mel.hofstra.edu/textlab.htmlMelville Electronic Library
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intranda viewerintranda GmbH (http://www.digiverso.com)optionalProprietaryJava / TomcatFree-Form / Structured datayes (as Export)nonehttp://www.digiverso.com/de/products/viewerhttp://sl07.kobv.de/viewer/
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Veridian SoftwareDL ConsultingOptionalProprietaryVeridianAllows free-form transcription as well as structured line-by-line transcription (if METS/ALTO is used for underlying data).TEI is supported but METS/ALTO is recommended.No* Supports line-by-line correction of errors in OCRed material (similar to the Trove and British Newspaper Archive sites).

* Supports transcription of unstructured text (with side-by-side image/transcription display).

* Supports structured metadata entry/transcription, in addition to text transcription.

* Transcriptions/corrections instantly become "live" (i.e. are searchable).
http://veridiansoftware.comhttp://cdnc.ucr.edu/
http://cambridge.dlconsulting.com/
http://virginiachronicle.com/
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Scribe (Zooniverse)ZooniverseUpon application.MITjQuery/Ruby on RailsStructured
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NononeBlind triple-keying, data linked to imageshttp://github.com/zooniverse/ScribeWhat's the Score at the Bodleian (earlier versions at OldWeather.org)
FreeREG/FreeCEN rewrite for FreeUKGen will extend Scribe in 2012.
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Bentham Transcription DeskUniversity of London Computer Centre; UCL Bentham ProjectAs of 31 August 2012: 4,168 manuscripts transcribed or partially-transcribed (c.2 million words, plus extensive TEI markup), of which 3,949 (93%) are complete.YesGPL2.0MediaWikiYesFull TEI mark-up support; customised toolbar to automatically apply TEI tags to transcripthttp://www.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-benthamhttps://github.com/onothimagen/cbp-transcription-deskTranscribe Bentham; Public Record Office of Victoria's (Melbourne) Transcription Pilot
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Bentham TSXUCL and tranScriptoriumYesYeshttp://www.transcribe-bentham.da.ulcc.ac.uk/TSX/
http://transcriptorium.eu/
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Biodiversity Volunteer Portal (rebranded as DigiVol,below)Atlas of Living Australia and Museum Australiahttp://volunteer.ala.org.au/about/indexYesMozilla Public License 1.1Postgres/Java/Grails/Apache???https://code.google.com/p/ala-volunteer/source/checkoutAtlas of Living Australia
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Canadian Census - 1901, 1911, etcAutomated Genealogy>13 million census records transcribed, proofreading underwayYesStructured data (census records)Nohttp://automatedgenealogy.com/census/
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DIYHistoryTranscribeUniversity of Iowa LibrariesYes?Scripto, Omeka, MediawikiFree-form http://diyhistory.lib.uiowa.edu/code.htmlhttps://github.com/ui-librarieshttp://diyhistory.lib.uiowa.edu/
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DromioFolger LibraryYes?PHPFree-FormYesCustomizable set of elements, multiple trasncriptions allowed, transcriptions can be collateddromio.folger.edu
http://collation.folger.edu/2014/12/a-transcriba-what/
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FromThePageBen Brumfield4200+ pages transcribed,
50%+ indexed as of 2012-01-01
YesAGPL 3.0
(inquire for dual license)
Ruby on RailsFree-formYes (as export)Archive.org, Omeka, any IIIF-compliant digital library systemSemantic mark-up for indexing/annotation, OCR correction, collaborative translationhttp://fromthepage.com/http://github.com/benwbrum/fromthepage/wikiSan Diego Natural History Museum: Laurence M. Klauber Field Notes
Southwestern University: Zenas Matthews Diary
Rhodes College: Shelby Foote Diaries (private)
Northwestern University Library: private project
Penn State U.: Phillip K. Dick folders
Mosman Council (NSW): WW1 letters, diaries, and inscriptions
U. Delaware: Civil War diary of Joseph Brown
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PerseidsTuftsYesGPL 3.0Ruby on RailsFree-FormYeshttp://perseids.org/https://github.com/perseids-project/perseids_docs
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Scott Transcription@anthonygoddard / zerosixzero.orgYesApache 2RubyFree-formdesigned for Scott / Terra Nova log entrieshttp://scott-transcription.zerosixzero.orgtbdhttp://scott-transcription.zerosixzero.org
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UnbinderyBen Crowder10,000+ book pages transcribed (Project Gutenberg Thailand); 3000+ pages transcribed (Mormon Texts Project)YesMITPHP/JavascriptFree-formNoIs a CMShttp://bencrowder.net/coding/unbindery/https://github.com/bencrowder/unbinderyProject Gutenberg Thailand http://gutenbergthai.org; Mormon Texts Project http://mormontextsproject.org/
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Velehanden.nlhttp://picturae.com/nl/as of 6/18/12: >240,000 recordsyesClosedStructured dataVolunteers earn points that can be used to purchase scanshttp://www.velehanden.nlmilitieregisters.nl
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Virtual Transcription LaboratoryPoznań Supercomputing and Networking CenteryesJava Enterprise Edition + TesseractStructured dataNoIntegrated OCR tool, trained for Polish historical documents also facility for OCR training is available. Nice and simple transcription editor which allows for text-image linking.http://wlt.synat.pcss.pl/http://wlt.synat.pcss.pl/wlt-web/index.xhtml
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WikisourceWikimediahttp://toolserver.org/~phe/statistics.phpYesGPL 2.0MediaWikiFree-formNoArchive.orgWorkflow managementhttp://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Main_Pagehttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWikiNARA Citizen Archivist Dashboard
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World Archives ProjectAncestry.comYesProprietaryInstalled .exe clientStructured data (Genealogy)??difficulty rating, context based help, multiple achive sourceshttp://community.ancestry.co.uk/awapWorld Archive project and http://www.worldmemoryproject.org/ (essentially another 'way in')
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Apiary (defunct)Botanical Research Institute of Texas?StructuredNoOCR integration; Regions of Interesthttp://www.apiaryproject.org/https://github.com/jbest/Apiary
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Civil War Diaries & Letters Transcription Project (see DIYHistoryTranscribe)The University of Iowa LibrariesAs of 2/24/12: 9,043 pagesFree-Formhttp://papyri.github.com/documentation/
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DigivolAustralian Museum
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Family Search IndexingFamily SearchProprietaryStructured data (Genealogy)Nohttps://indexing.familysearch.org/newuser/nuhome.jsf?3.9.6
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FieldDataAtlas of Living Australia/Gaia ResourcesMozilla Public License 1.1JavaNohttp://www.ala.org.au/get-involved/citizen-science/fielddata-software/http://code.google.com/p/ala-citizenscience/http://volunteer.ala.org.au/project/index/42780
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Harold "Doc" Edgerton ProjectMIT?Free-Formhttp://edgerton-digital-collections.org/notebooks
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Itineranova-Editor (defunct)Stadsarchief Leuven/HKI Cologne4 000 recordsGPL3XRX/JavascriptLine based medievalYes (basic transcription features)http://www.mom-wiki.uni-koeln.de/https://subversion.rrz.uni-koeln.de/trac/eXist-A/browser/trunk/my/XRX/www/inhttp://www.itineranova.be/
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Letters of 1916Trinity College Dublin, rep. of IrelandWordpress, Scripto, DIYHistory, Bentham TEI Toolbarhttp://dh.tcd.ie/letters1916/
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National Archives Transcription Pilot ProjectU.S. National Archives1,000+ pages (300+ records)DrupalFree-FormDrupalDifficulty rating (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced), lock out feature, commenting, links to online cataloghttp://transcribe.archives.gov/
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North American Bird Phenology ProgramUSGS560,271 cards transcribed; 1,104,494 cards scannedStructured dataNohttp://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bpp/
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ScribeAPIZooniverseCoffeescript / Ruby on RailsStructured
data + Free-form
Nohttps://github.com/zooniverse/scribeAPIhttps://github.com/zooniverse/scribeAPI
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Smithsonian Digital VounteerSmithsonian museumMany projects completedNohttps://transcription.si.edu/
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TrasncribablePropublicaRuby on Rails (extension to ActiveRecord)StructuredNoDocucloudhttps://projects.propublica.org/free-the-files/https://github.com/propublica/transcribable
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typewright18c connect (Texas A&M)Line-based OCR correctionNoECCO/EEBOhttp://www.18thconnect.org/typewright/
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VdU-EditorMonasterium.net/HKI CologneGPL3XRX/JavascriptFree-Form/structured datapossible (configurable for any xsd-schema)full XML-editor with hidden XML-syntaxhttps://github.com/icaruseu/mom-ca/wiki/How-to-Use-EditMOM3-Environmenthttps://github.com/icaruseu/mom-cawww.monasterium.net; Virtuelles deutsches Urkundennetzwerk: www.vdu.uni-koeln.de
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What's On the Menu? (custom Ruby on Rails app)New York Public Library796,136 dishes from 12,541 menusRuby on RailsStructured dataNohttp://menus.nypl.org/
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Wiki::Score (music scores in ABC)?DocuWikiCollaborative music editionhttp://www.wiki-score.org/doku.php
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