Linked Data, Transcription, and Markup for Archives and Communities

Saturday, January 7, 2012: 11:30 AM
Chicago Ballroom IX (Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers)
Abigail Belfrage, Public Record Office, Victoria, Australia
Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is the archival authority for the State of Victoria, Australia. In partnership with a number of research and community-based organisations PROV is developing an open-source, web-based crowdsourcing transcription and semantic (& geo-location) mark-up app. The aim is not just to create a valuable body of linked data and images from the state’s archives, but to enable access to the transcription & markup functionality for communities to use on their own projects.