Dromio – A Primer for 2017

This page is a primer for accessing digitized images, using the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Dromio interface, and transcribing early modern manuscript recipe books.

1.      Go to transcribe.folger.edu

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2.      Enter your name (FirstLast, with capitals and no spaces)

3.      Click the link for EMROC. This will take you to the list of folio pages (by manuscript) currently uploaded in Dromio for transcription. The list’s last link is “Transcribathon.” Click there.

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4.      Choose a book to start on.  For this transcribathon, you can choose from three books — Baker, Cromwell, and Packe. Click on one to get started.

5.      Scroll down the page and choose a page. Based on the instructions below, find a place to begin transcribing.

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  • You will notice that each folio page has its own link. When we are ready to begin transcribing, you will choose a page and click the link for it.
  • PLEASE NOTE: each page will receive three keyings (three separate transcriptions). Next to the link for each folio page, you will see “X started; X complete.” This note refers to the number of keyings each page already has underway and will indicate whether the page has been completed. BE SURE ONLY to click on a folio page that has either 0, 1, or 2 before “started” in order to maximize our work and avoid too much redundancy.
  • Once you click a folio page, you will in effect be reserving it for your use as a transcriber.

5.      Once you click the link, you will be taken to the page in Dromio with the transcription window (it is the green bordered box that appears) that includes buttons that serve as xml shortcuts. To know more about the function of each button, you may go to the ? button in the window. Here is what you will find there.

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For more information on how to use Dromio, consult our Glossary of XML Buttons.

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