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HAA-269051-20
Enabling and Reusing Multilingual Citizen Contributions in the Archival Record
Allyssa Guzman, University of Texas, Austin

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=HAA-269051-20

Libraries Receive NEH Grant to Help Develop Multilingual Transcription (Blog Post)
Title: Libraries Receive NEH Grant to Help Develop Multilingual Transcription
Author: Travis Willmann
Abstract: A grant of over $300,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities is going to help the University of Texas Libraries contribute to the customization of a Wikipedia-like platform for the collaborative transcription, translation and indexing of archival texts in non-English languages. The project – “Enabling and Reusing Multilingual Citizen Contributions in the Archival Record” – grew out of a need to provide more accessible digital scholarship platforms for non-English literate archival partners in Latin America. The initial phase of this project will provide an option for non-English literate communities to meaningfully engage and contribute to the Digital Humanities through the interface internationalization and translation of an open source digital scholarship platform.
Date: 2/5/2020
Primary URL: https://www.lib.utexas.edu/about/news/libraries-receive-neh-grant-help-develop-multilingual-transcription
Primary URL Description: Announcement on UT Libraries website
Blog Title: UT Libraries News
Website: University of Texas Libraries Website

Preservation and Ethical Re-Use of Crowdsourced Citizen Scholarship (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Preservation and Ethical Re-Use of Crowdsourced Citizen Scholarship
Author: Albert A. Palacios
Author: Allyssa Guzman
Abstract: Cultural repositories are increasingly tapping into the collective expertise of an interested public via crowdsourcing to improve the intellectual accessibility of handwritten sources and nourish their archival records . However, few are discussing the subsequent preservation and ethical re-use of these citizen contributions in the archival record and scholarship. We do not consider citizen contributors as simply a “sourced crowd;” they are often experts in the subject matter represented in these primary sources, and their collective scholarship (i.e. transcriptions,translations, indexes) is worthy of preservation. Our goal is to configure workflows for the preservation of these collectively-produced resources. We believe that every individual who contributes to the interpretation and understanding of our collections should be given credit for their efforts in the archival record and in scholarship. Based on ethical and practical considerations, our aim is to develop use statements and citation guides for scholars re-using citizen contributions.
Date: 7/22/20
Primary URL: https://dh2020.adho.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/425_PreservationandEthicalReUseofCrowdsourcedCitizenScholarship.html
Primary URL Description: Digital Humanities 2020 Book of Abstracts
Secondary URL: https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/82192
Secondary URL Description: Virtual poster uploaded to UT Libraries' institutional repository, Texas ScholarWorks
Conference Name: Digital Humanities 2020

CNI Project Briefing: Enabling and Reusing Multilingual Citizen Contributions in the Archival Record (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: CNI Project Briefing: Enabling and Reusing Multilingual Citizen Contributions in the Archival Record
Author: Allyssa Guzman
Author: Albert A. Palacios
Abstract: This National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Digital Humanities-funded project arises from the growing consensus that the digital humanities needs to do more to promote and support cultural and linguistic diversity. In order to provide an avenue for non-English literate communities to meaningfully engage and contribute to the digital humanities, we completed the interface internationalization and translation of an open source digital scholarship platform–FromThePage. FromThePage (FtP) is a tool for the collaborative transcription, translation, and indexing of primary source materials, particularly those that are handwritten or not readable by optical character recognition (OCR) technologies. Cultural repositories are increasingly using FtP to tap into the collective expertise of an interested public to improve the intellectual accessibility of handwritten sources and nourish their archival records. However, our research shows that few institutions have considered the subsequent preservation and ethical attribution of these citizen contributions in the archival record and scholarship. Part two of this project seeks to enhance FromThePage’s collection management capabilities and exports to facilitate the development of workflows for preserving and adequately attributing collaborative scholarship for its ethical reuse. Our immediate goal for undertaking this work is twofold: 1) to break down barriers to access University of Texas Libraries’ Spanish and Portuguese-language digital collections that have resulted from anglocentric technology stacks, and 2) to collaborate with current Latin American partners in the interpretation of their digitized collections hosted on our servers.
Date: 11/13/20
Primary URL: https://www.cni.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Guzman_Palacios_f20.pdf
Primary URL Description: Presentation Slides
Secondary URL: https://cnifall2020virtualmembershipmeet.sched.com/event/fX67/enabling-and-reusing-multilingual-citizen-contributions-in-the-archival-record
Secondary URL Description: Coalition for Networked Information Fall Membership Meeting Schedule
Conference Name: Coalition for Networked Information Fall Membership Meeting

FromThePage Collection Owner User Study Report (Report)
Title: FromThePage Collection Owner User Study Report
Author: Joshua Ortiz Baco
Author: Albert A. Palacios
Author: Allyssa Guzman
Abstract: Needs assessment report based on the feedback of FromThePage collection owners.
Date: 9/15/20
Primary URL: https://hdl.handle.net/2152/82841
Primary URL Description: Report deposited in Texas ScholarWorks, UT Libraries' institutional repository
Access Model: Open access

Advisory Board Grant Update (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Advisory Board Grant Update
Author: Allyssa Guzman
Author: Albert A. Palacios
Author: Joshua Ortiz Baco
Author: Ben Brumfield
Author: Sara Brumfield
Author: Bryce McLin
Abstract: Update to Advisory Board
Date: 10/7/2020
Primary URL: https://hdl.handle.net/2152/83145
Primary URL Description: Presentation deposited in Texas ScholarWorks
Conference Name: Advisory Board Meeting

NEH to fund better internationalization and integration in FromThePage (Blog Post)
Title: NEH to fund better internationalization and integration in FromThePage
Author: Ben Brumfield
Abstract: We are thrilled to announce the award of a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Advanced Grant to our collaborators at University of Texas Libraries and LLILAS Benson Center This work will fund important enhancements to FromThePage.
Date: 2/6/20
Primary URL: https://content.fromthepage.com/neh-to-fund-better-internationalization-and-integration-in-fromthepage/
Primary URL Description: Blog post from FromThePage.com
Blog Title: FromThePage Blog
Website: FromThePage.com

An Interview with Allyssa Guzman & Albert Palacios of The University of Texas (Blog Post)
Title: An Interview with Allyssa Guzman & Albert Palacios of The University of Texas
Author: Nick Allen
Author: Allyssa Guzman
Author: Albert A. Palacios
Author: Sara Brumfield
Abstract: Allyssa Guzman and Albert Palacios of the University of Texas at Austin kindly took the time to answer questions from Sara Brumfield of FromThePage, and discussed their project and experience using the platform. Guzman is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Texas at Austin Libraries, and Palacios is the Digital Scholarship Coordinator at the university for the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections.
Date: 3/23/21
Primary URL: https://content.fromthepage.com/allyssa-guzman-albert-palacios/
Primary URL Description: Blog post on FromThePage.com
Blog Title: FromThePage Blog
Website: FromThePage.com

FromThePage v21.2 (Computer Program)
Title: FromThePage v21.2
Author: Ben Brumfield
Author: Sara Brumfield
Abstract: Major release v21.2 includes a new subject details export, usability improvements for document sets, and additional tags to support marginalia and catchwords within transcribed documents. User Enhancements New subject details export allows project owners to review subjects in spreadsheet format Project owners can upload custom profile images to replace gravatar New Spanish and Portuguese translations for portions of the user interface Improved wording when a user attempts to access a work they are not authorized to see Better support for public document sets of private collections Support for new marginalia and catchword tags Improved support for soft breaks and word continuation characters Accessibility improvements for search input fields and other forms Improved default transcription conventions used by new projects Display tooltip over editor buttons explaining their use Reverted to proportional font within the advanced editor Integration Improvements Support importing OCR text from beta CONTENTdm PDF IIIF integration Bug fixes Fixed several UI glitches with the new advanced editor Fixed category assignment within a document set context Wiki-links containing single parentheses no longer break transcriptions Improved display of expan and reg tags that do not contain abbr or orig attributes Serviceability Improvements Performance improvements rendering page thumbnails The team is grateful to the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Wellcome Library for support for new TEI tags, and to Bryce Mclin for Portuguese translations.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://github.com/benwbrum/fromthepage/releases/tag/v21.2
Primary URL Description: Release notes on GitHub
Access Model: Open source
Source Available?: Yes

FromThePage v21.1 (Computer Program)
Title: FromThePage v21.1
Author: Sara Brumfield
Author: Ben Brumfield
Abstract: Major release v21.1 includes substantial new support for exporting entire collections, allowing project owners to specify the type and granularity of the formats to be exported. This functionality includes background processing and a new API, which allows bulk exports to be executed programmatically for off-site back-ups. The release also includes TEI tag support for abbr, add, and reg, to allow transcribers better support for mark-up of inserted text as well as medieval and early modern abbreviations and letter-forms.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://github.com/benwbrum/fromthepage/releases/tag/v21.1
Primary URL Description: Release notes and source code on GitHub
Access Model: Open source
Source Available?: Yes

FromThePage v20.12 (Computer Program)
Title: FromThePage v20.12
Author: Sara Brumfield
Author: Ben Brumfield
Abstract: Major release v20.12 includes a new advanced editor (beta) and several bug fixes.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://github.com/benwbrum/fromthepage/releases/tag/v20.12
Primary URL Description: Source code and release notes on GitHub
Access Model: Open source
Source Available?: Yes

FromThePage v20.11 (Computer Program)
Title: FromThePage v20.11
Author: Diego Viola
Author: Ben Brumfield
Author: Sara Brumfield
Abstract: Major release v20.11 includes substantial new support for metadata, allowing new fields to be imported or uploaded in bulk and then used for user navigation, as well as adding new editable fields to works supporting documentary editing work-flows. Notable bug fixes include more intelligent support for hyphens in transcripts, fixes to the project owner activity email contents, and fixes for per-page image uploads.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://github.com/benwbrum/fromthepage/releases/tag/v20.11
Primary URL Description: Source code and release notes on GitHub
Secondary URL: https://github.com/benwbrum/fromthepage/releases/tag/v20.11.1
Secondary URL Description: This release corrects a version control issue in v20.11 which prevented much new functionality from actually being included in that release. It should be used in lieu of v20.11.
Access Model: Open source
Source Available?: Yes

FromThePage v20.9 (Computer Program)
Title: FromThePage v20.9
Author: Sara Brumfield
Author: Ben Brumfield
Abstract: Major release including performance and serviceability enhancements, improvements to user experience for collaborators on private projects, and several bug fixes.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://github.com/benwbrum/fromthepage/releases/tag/v20.9
Primary URL Description: Source code and release notes on GitHub
Access Model: Open source
Source Available?: Yes

FromThePage v20.8 (Computer Program)
Title: FromThePage v20.8
Author: Sara Brumfield
Author: Ben Brumfield
Author: Diego Viola
Author: Joshua Ortiz Baco
Author: Isabela Barton
Author: Josie Brumfield
Abstract: Note that this release is the first release based on Ruby on Rails 6. It will require upgrades of many of the underlying components. For more details, please review this page on the wiki. This release contains the following enhancements and bug fixes: User Enhancements Beta release of internationalization support. (Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to FromThePage and the University of Texas Libraries.) Beta release of translations to Spanish and Portuguese. (Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to FromThePage and the University of Texas Libraries.) Integration Enhancements Bulk export of all collections in all formats, including TEI. Bulk export includes page level granularity. Serviceability Improvements Disable subject linking on new projects by default. The team is grateful to everyone who contributed to this release: Diego Viola, who worked tirelessly on the upgrade to Rails 6 and keeping the code in sync between the old and new versions for way too long. Diego, again, and Joshua Ortiz Baco for their work on internationalizing (Diego) and translating (Joshua) the FromThePage interface into Spanish and Portuguese with guidance from Allyssa Guzman and Albert Palacios. Our summer interns, Isabela Barton and Josie Brumfield, for contributing bug fixes.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://github.com/benwbrum/fromthepage/releases/tag/v20.8
Primary URL Description: Source code and release notes on GitHub
Access Model: Open source
Source Available?: Yes

Collaborative Digital Scholarship Using FromThePage (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: Collaborative Digital Scholarship Using FromThePage
Author: Bryce McLin
Abstract: This workshop will provide an overview of FromThePage, a digital tool for collaborative scholarship based on textual sources. Participants will actively explore the platform using materials from the Benson Latin American Collection. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of FromThePage’s features, including its transcription, translation, indexing, and annotations capabilities.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://guides.lib.utexas.edu/c.php?g=873758&p=7873663
Primary URL Description: Workshop page including links to slides and workshop recording
Secondary URL: https://utexas.zoom.us/rec/share/7-ktPAtXQt062K7-74wVKDQqKmWorVZVJr0DXPMbJB0D_WmkhMoyWpkIsOkxk017.SkHIn10OdhfUR886?startTime=1604077365000
Secondary URL Description: Recording of workshop
Audience: Graduate

FromThePage User Guide- Spanish Translation (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: FromThePage User Guide- Spanish Translation
Author: Albert Palacios
Abstract: User guide for FromThePage software, translated into Spanish
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14YlYbpcn0PIXfGzqYzaceUM996UDXNRyony9ei-TJDs/edit?usp=sharing
Primary URL Description: Google Doc containing the working version of the user guide
Audience: Other

FromThePage User Guide- Portuguese Translation (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: FromThePage User Guide- Portuguese Translation
Author: Bryce Mclin
Abstract: User guide for the FromThePage software, translated into Portuguese
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o_GWzDT7Eb-wgTzk0LGMXGZ-AIitkvpXHcQUknYquLg/edit?usp=sharing
Primary URL Description: Google doc containing the working version of the FromThePage user guide, translated into Portuguese.
Audience: Other


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