Letters of 1916 Workflow 4: transcribing a letter

This is a repost from the #Letters1916 tumblr for #DayofPH 2017. Sara Kerr describes the next stage of our workflow, transcribing a letter. After the imaging of a letter has taken place, the letter is uploaded to the Letters of 1916 website transcription desk. During the upload process a form is completed providing a range of details … Read more

Letters of 1916 Workflow 3: adding a letter

This is a repost from the #Letters1916 tumblr for #DayofPH 2017. Hannah Healy describes the next stage of our workflow, adding a letter to Letters of 1916. A large part of what I do on the letters project revolves around the uploading of new letters. For this process I use a set uploading template (provided on the … Read more

Letters of 1916 Workflow 2: Image editing

This is a repost from the #Letters1916 tumblr for #DayofPH 2017. Neale Rooney describes the next stage of our workflow, image editing. The second part of our workflow picks up where Karolina finished; the documents have been photographed to a very high quality and now we need to condense them for the web and crop them to size. … Read more

Letters of 1916 Workflow 1: Imaging

This is a repost from the #Letters1916 tumblr for #DayofPH 2017. Karolina Badzmierowska describes the first stage of our workflow, imaging. One of our contributors, Mary Harris, came along to our SFI Community Engagement event in Galway in November 2015 and brought a number of her family letters for digitisation. One of the letters, from Thomas … Read more

Progress update: April 2017

In April 2017 you transcribed 143778 characters in total. In April 2017, we welcomed 19 new users, bringing the total number of registered users to 1861. Currently 3589 letters have been uploaded to the system, of which 3290 are available to view and transcribe online. You can explore the completed and fully transcribed letters in more detail here. THANK YOU All for … Read more

Progress update: December 2016 – February 2017

In February 2017 you transcribed 203726 characters in total. Between December 2016 and February 2017, we welcomed 105 new users, bringing the total number of registered users to 1826. Currently 3523 letters have been uploaded to the system, of which 3160 are available to view and transcribe online. Since our launch on 2 March 2016, you can explore the completed and … Read more

Progress update: November 2016

In November 2016 You have transcribed in total 117353 characters. We welcomed 56 new users in November 2016, bringing the total number of registered users to 1721. Currently there are 3300 letters uploaded to the system, of which 2939 are available to view and transcribe online. Since our launch on 2 March 2016, you can explore the completed and fully transcribed … Read more

Progress update: October 2016

In October 2016 You have transcribed in total 401140 characters, which is one of the highest numbers we have ever recorded. We welcomed 57 new users since September 2016, bringing the total number of registered users to 1665. Currently there are 3120 letters uploaded to the system, of which 2843 are available to view and transcribe online. Since our launch on … Read more

Progress update: September 2016

In September 2016 You have transcribed in total 128891 characters. We welcomed 71 new users since August 2016, bringing the total number of registered users to 1608. Currently there are 3073 letters uploaded to the system, of which 2783 are available to view and transcribe online. Since our launch on 2 March 2016, you can explore the completed and fully transcribed letters in … Read more

Progress update: August 2016

In August 2016 You have transcribed in total 55626 characters. We welcomed 6 new users since July 2016, bringing the total number of registered users to 1537. Currently there are 3021 letters uploaded to the system, of which 2784 are available to view and transcribe online. Since our launch on 2 March 2016, you can explore the completed and fully transcribed letters … Read more