Join the Europeana Transcribathon Campus Berlin 2017

Join us from Thursday 22 June 2017 to Friday 23 June 2017 in the Europeana Transcribathon Campus Berlin 2017 at the Berlin State Library!

The goal of this two-day challenge is to make documents from the First World War more accessible. We need your help to transcribe and annotate letters, diaries and newspapers from the projects Europeana 1914-1918 and Europeana Newspapers.

The event is made up of two main elements:

  • Transcribathon challenge (German/English): Participants will be grouped into cross-generational teams who compete with each other to transcribe historical sources on Starting in the afternoon of Thursday 22 June, the teams have 28 hours to transcribe as much text as they can and present their results to an international jury on the following day. Our team members will assist them during the competition.
  • Workshops (English): Visitors can take part in transcription and data enrichment workshops on
  • Friday 23 June. These include workstations for transcription, annotation, geo-tagging, Linked Open Data and Wikimedia/Wikisource and offer the possibility to discuss with experts.

Throughout the event there will be a number of activities that participants can join, including talks, a panel discussion and a Transcribathon party! Sign-up to this exciting opportunity by 14 June 2017 and join us in the enrichment of fascinating historical sources in an international environment! Register for free via Eventbrite here and find out more about the Campus Berlin event here.

Europeana Transcribathon Campus Berlin 2017 is organised by Europeana, Facts & Files and the Berlin State Library, in cooperation with the German Digital Library and Wikimedia.

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