The SCOS and CRC teams invite you to join for our upcoming trans-national workshop discussing transcription for cataloguing-at-scale. As a collaborative and practical remote workshop, we would value your expertise, experience and perspective. This event is being hosted by the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections, in partnership with the University of Virginia Law Library.
Over three afternoons (GMT) 10th-12th March, 2021, the workshop will demonstrate the innovative work that has been done to test transcription on an early printed collection, the Scottish Court of Session Papers, and an 19th century handwritten collection, the notebooks of Sir Charles Lyell. The workshop will include hands-on practical sessions to allow participants the opportunity to experiment with the techniques we have developed to investigate how these techniques can be applied to other print collections and to illustrate their potential for pursuing digital scholarship.
Full details of the event and registration can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/editor-transcription-workshop-tickets-140048453695 Attendance is free. Tickets are at a first come, first served basis, so reserve your place soon.
The project is funded by the Scottish Library Information Council’s Resource Discovery Fund. If this invitation has been sent in error, our apologies, please disregard. Please feel free to forward this early invitation to others in your department or institution.