Easy to participate in Nova Scotia Archives’ New Online Transcription Project

Transcribe is the Nova Scotia Archives’ collaborative online project where the public can transcribe handwritten historical materials that document more than 300 years of the province’s history. These transcriptions will make the collections more visible and accessible.

The Archives is starting small with a test project. They plan to add more documents as they learn more about the crowd-sourcing transcription technology.

How to get started
To participate, you start by searching for documents to transcribe. A number of images of documents and their titles immediately appear on your computer screen for you to choose.

You will be asked, “Would you like to contribute to transcribing this document?” Click on that box to connect to the transcription tool. Next you will see the edit pencil in the corner of a page of the document. Click on that to start. You can zoom in and out on the document to see it better.

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