Transcribathon 2016 – The Castleton Project

Second Annual EMROC Transcribathon

9 November 2016

A seventeenth-century recipe book. Twelve hours. 236 pages.

And scores of transcribers from around the world.

Please join the Early Modern Recipe Online Collective (EMROC) for our second annual Transcribathon. We will have transcription groups working at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the University of Essex, the University of Akron, the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and the University of Texas Arlington, with individuals coming and going virtually throughout the day.

Along the way, participants will virtually meet scholars from around the world and emerge from the day with a line for their CV—all from their own home, classroom, or office! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – we’ll walk you through the coding and offer pointers on the handwriting.

Using the Folger Shakespeare Library’s online transcription platform, we’ll collaboratively produce a searchable transcription of Lady Grace Castleton’s recipe book (V.a.600) in twelve hours.

On this page, please find a series of resources to orientate, help and inform.

Using Dromio 101. Dromio is our transcription platform. It’s intuitive and super easy to use.

Glossary of XML buttons. Dromio has a number of XML buttons. Here is a handy list of what they do.

Encoding in XML – A Quick Reference

Key links

EMROC blog (for quick and dirty blog posts as things happen, as well as more thoughtful posts later)

Twitter (for those of us live-tweeting the event)

Dromio FAQ (for questions about using tags, and much else)