Transcribing Manuscripts With Crowdsourcing

Isaac M. Alderman | Bible Junkies | October 16, 2013

Over the past few years, there has been a growing interest in the power of crowdsourcing, or getting lots of people to each do a little bit of work.  Scientists in particular have utilized this to get people to go through huge amounts of data.  This approach has also been used in the humanities, in the collection of data for local histories, for example.

I recently wrote a post about WikiLoot, which is a crowdsourcing attempt to record provenances for antiquities and point out those which do not have any.  I have seen a few other examples that I thought might appeal to those interested in the ancient world and in biblical studies.