Introduction by OpenMethods editor Helen Katsiadakis: This article proposes establishing a good collaboration between FactMiners and the Transkribus project that will help the Transkribus team to evolve the “sustainable virtuous” ecosystem they described as a Transcription & Recognition Platform — a Social Machine for Job Creation & Skill Development in the 21st Century!
When we face the fact that ageism, outsourcing, and automation will inevitably displace a significant portion of workers in today’s “good jobs,” it becomes easy to envision how Citizen Science and Citizen History projects will serve an important role in both new skill development and establishing collaborative social network relations essential to 21st Century “Job Creation.”
Passion-driven Personal Learning Networks — a natural component of successful crowdsourcing Citizen Science ecosystems — have a vital role to play in people’s lives as ever-faster change transforms our daily personal and social lives. Here’s an“infographic” we tweeted as part of the crowdcon conversation suggesting we “shoot higher” than the “free labor” niche for crowdsourcing in DigitalHumanities projects.It is a relatively simple model-alignment exercise to see that the Transkribus Transcription & Recognition Platform leverages the Network Enabler roles of Humanities Scholars and Computer Scientists to support the “free market exchange” between Archives and the Public.
Original date of publication: 10/06/2015