The Penn State Libraries will participate in the first Keystone Digital Humanities Transcribathon! This event will be held on Wednesday, April 15th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm and is open to the University community and the public. Participants from across PA will meet virtually and in person to transcribe personal and institutional archival materials – so come and join in the fun!
On Penn State’s University Park Campus, we will gather in 23 West Pattee Library (in the News & Microforms Library, next to MacKinnon’s) to transcribe the Milton Lytle Civil War Era Diaries. For more information on the Milton S. Lytle Diaries, visit the collection here.*
If you have your own materials for transcribing, bring them to the meet and work alongside your colleagues.
If you plan to participate, please fill out the registration form to help our organizers, Dot Porter and Diane Jackaki, plan the afternoon event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1X9r4EHKnIo4YQZsmsJWmxS8iAdjlXIqitZV47xidPQk/viewform
We also have our DH openLab in the same space from 2-4 that day, so feel free to come early and get help setting up your transcription workflow.
*For those planning to work on the Lytle Diaries, a T-Pen account is helpful. It can take a day or two for the registration to go through, so apply for your account now. If registration is not approved in time, there will be other options when you arrive.