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Transcription Week - 'Transcribe along with us' Online Workshops


Monday, March 28, 2022, 14:00 - Thursday, March 31, 2022, 14:40




Free online event booking essential

The Digital Repository of Ireland and Dublin City Library and Archive are running online transcription workshops open to the public on the following dates Mon 28 March, 14:00-15:00 IST ; Tue 29 March, 19:00-20:00 IST; Wed 30 March, 19:00-20:00 IST; Thurs 31 March, 13:40-14:40 IST.

#TranscriptionWeek is a week-long event taking place from 28 March to 1 April where people from all over Ireland will have the opportunity to work together to transcribe, annotate, and georeference historical handwritten documents using the Transcribathon platform for crowdsourcing transcriptions on Europeana.

During #TranscriptionWeek, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is collaborating with our friends at Dublin City Library and Archive (DCLA) to run a series of online workshops open to the public. These workshops will demonstrate how to transcribe and enrich historical documents on the crowdsourcing Transcribathon platform. They will also troubleshoot problems participants may run into during their transcribing work. The workshops are being run as part of the European Commission funded EnrichEuropean+ project, an exciting initiative that aims to combine citizen science and artificial intelligence to unlock handwritten documents from the 19th century and make them available to researchers, students, amateur historians, and the public.

During Transcription Week, people working from home, the office, or school will type in the handwritten information and enrich the documents by identifying place-names, dates, or other historical data. You can work away on your own, or do it together by taking part in the Zoom meetings, which will run through how to sign up to the Transcribathon website and give a live transcription demonstration, showing how it’s done and answering any questions you might have along the way.

Before taking part in the workshops, participants are encouraged to register an account on

Find out more about Transcription Week by visiting the DCLA website or watching the video below.

Transcription Week from Dublin City Libraries on Vimeo.

Article image: Lady Writing a Letter; Creator: Albert Edelfelt; Date: 1887; Institution: National Museum; Country: Sweden

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