Making it Free, Making it Open: Crowdsourced transcription project leads to unexpected benefits to digital research.Posted: May 17, 2014
Melissa Terras in LSE Blog:
The Transcribe Bentham project, a benchmark achievement for digital humanities research, relies on volunteer transcribers in order to make Jeremy Bentham’s writings more well known, accessible, and searchable, over the long term. Melissa Terras discusses the project’s underpinning ethos which emphasised “co-creation” rather than academic broadcast. This open ethos is also reflected in their approach to making the preprint of their journal article available in an institutional repository.