Dear beta testers,
The Zooniverse is branching out to an exciting new area: art history and the study of artists? lives and letters. We have teamed up with Tate in the UK to bring you AnnoTate, a project that will let you transcribe twentieth-century artists? letters, diaries and sketchbooks. There?s some beautiful stuff in the Tate archives, as well as some fascinating personal papers.
This beta test is designed to test two things:
1) the interface and your user experience
2) a new algorithm that reconciles multiple independent transcriptions.
The interface asks you only to transcribe a line at a time, but you can transcribe whole pages using the line by line method. This might feel tedious, but the algorithm needs small chunks of text to compare at a time, and can?t do whole pages. We hope that letting people do as little as a line at a time means you can squeeze AnnoTate contributions in around your busy lives. Though I bet you won?t want to do just one!
Please try AnnoTate
and fill in the survey form here
We also require some more feedback on the Fossil Finder
project. Please make suggestions on the feedback form, available here
or via the "feedback" tab at the top of the project's landing page.
Thanks for vetting these projects for us before we release them to the crowd!
Victoria and the Zooniverse Team