FromThePage is software that allows volunteers to transcribe handwritten documents online.
The FromThePage software is still under development, but we'd like to invite people to look around and send suggestions and bug reports to firstname.lastname@example.org. If anything looks broken, hard to understand, or just odd, please let us know! For a behind-the-scenes look at the development effort, check out the product development blog.
To coincide with the BHL Garden Stories social media campaign (March 23-27, 2015), we are adding a Historical Seed & Nursery Catalog collection, containing a selection of catalogs for transcription. Like manuscripts, horticultural catalogs present a challenge to computerized Optical Character Recognition, making them prime candidates for crowdsourced human transcription. This collection will be available on Monday, March 23, 2015. Transcription of the seed & nursery catalogs is also part of the Purposeful Gaming project. We welcome your assistance. Thank you!