Monthly Archives: July 2011

An uphill struggle

These Minyong Adi men are leading a mithun (bos frontalis) to a sacrifice, conducted to cure an illness. Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf noted that this animal resisted fiercely and finally fell down exhausted before it was successfully brought to the place for its sacrifice. From the School of Oriental and African Studies’ Fürer-Haimendorf collection (Any blog … Read more

Crowdsourcing and Variant Digital Editions – some troubles ahead

Projects like UCL’s Transcribe Bentham and New York Public Library’s What’s on the Menu? have done groundbreaking work in engaging the public to transcribe their manuscript collections. Crowdsourcing allows rapid, and it seems high-quality, creation of transcribed data from original documents. Transcribe Bentham has so far created 1,330 transcribed versions, and only a handful have … Read more