NY Times: For Bentham and Others, Scholars Enlist Public to Transcribe Papers

The New York Times has an on-going “Humanities 2.0” series in which they examine how new digital tools and technologies are changing the nature of scholarship in history, literature, and the arts. The latest article in the series discusses how researchers at the University College London (UCL) are utilizing new Web 2.0 tools to process Jeremey Bentham’s collection of unpublished manuscripts. Researchers at UCL’s Bentham Project  are opening the processing project to the public using crowd-sourcing–volunteers can collaborate with the Project and help transcribe more than 40,000 of Bentham’s unpublished manuscripts.

Here’s the link to the original Times article: For Bentham and Others, Scholars Enlist Public to Transcribe Papers – NYTimes.com. And for anyone who’s interested in contributing to the Bentham manuscript processing project, visit UCL’s Bentham Project online to get started.

Other articles in the Times’ “Humanities 2.0” series include:

In 500 Billion Words, New Window on Culture,” December 16, 2010
Analyzing Literature by Words and Numbers,” December 3, 2010
Digital Keys for Unlocking the Humanities’ Riches,” November 16, 2010

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