New Signature is proud to announce the launch of the National Archives Transcription Pilot Program. New Signature teamed up with Viderity to provide strategic consulting, design and implementation of this new system that was developed for NARA – the National Archives and Records Administration.
Developed primary during a one-month development sprint, this application allows users from the public to visit the website and transcribe historical documents that the Archives have in their collection. Users can choose the difficulty level for the transcription and can work on a page by page basis within each document to move the documents along the transcription workflow.
This site was built in Drupal 7 and features a zoom option within pages of the document to allow for image resizing for readability, page locking so that multiple contributors cannot compete for the same page, and a streamlined workflow that enables multiple site visitors to quickly review documents and add their transcriptions and comments about the documents.
Check back regularly for updates to the Pilot program as they progress.
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