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Re:Sourcing Primary Materials: Notes from A Workshop

Last week, we both attended a workshop on Primary Source Material digitization organized by iDigBio, where we had some great, truly interdisciplinary conversations with folks like Rusty Russell over at the Field Book Project, Ben Brumfield at From The Page, … Continue reading

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How is finding a consensus among citizen science transcriptions like aligning gene sequences AND textual analysis of medieval codices? Part 2

(cross-posted at SciStarter) In our last post, we went through the mechanics of how to find consensus from a set of independently created transcriptions by citizen scientists — this involved a mash-up of bioinformatics tools for sequence alignment (repurposed for … Continue reading

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How is finding a consensus among citizen science transcriptions like aligning gene sequences AND textual analysis of medieval codices? Part 1

We’ve always been interested in citizen science approaches to the digitization of museum labels and ledgers, even before there were tools out there to do it. But now, projects such as Notes from Nature (NfN; notesfromnature.org) haven’t just built the … Continue reading

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