• “Many hands make light work. Many hands together make merry work”: Transcribe Bentham and crowdsourcing manuscript collections

    Author(s):
    Tim Causer, Melissa Terras (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Subject(s):
    Digital history, Digital humanities, Digital public history, Jurisprudence, Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    #crowdsourcing, #digitisation, #transcription
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M67R2N
    Abstract:
    The philospher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), was a firm supporter of innovation and enquiry. Following in his example, the Bentham Papers Transcription Initiative (Transcribe Bentham) has utilised modern technology to digitise the vast collection of manuscripts written and composed by Bentham held by University College London Special Collections and to make them available to scholars, students, and the public at large, to access and transcribe via a publicly-available web platform. A collection previously only available on a research trip to London is now progressively being made available to anyone in the world with an internet connection, and in a way that allows interested individuals to engage and contribute to our growing knowledge about this fascinating historical figure.
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    Published as:
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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