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Kildare Launch

The Letters of 1916 project was officially launched on Research Night 27th September, 2013. Recently the project moved from Trinity College Dublin to its next phase at An Foras Feasa, the Digital Humanities center at the National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM). Following this move, the ‘Kildare Launch’ of the project took place on 8 May 2014 at NUIM. The evening started with an encoding and digital imaging lab. This was a great chance for the audience to get an introduction on how everyone can contribute to the Letters project by transcribing or uploading letters. The Labs were followed by talks by Professor Susan Schreibman, Robert Doyle, Dr Brian Hughes, and Lar Joye. Videos of the presentations should be available soon on the Letters 1916 homepage.
1916 Letter project

Technology behind The Letters of 1916 project

The Letters of 1916 project is a crowd-sourcing project and follows a very similar approach as the famous UCL Transcribe Bentham. The website is a based on a number of different technologies. A WordPress blog is used for the homepage, description and project detail pages. For the letter upload, display and transcription functionality Omeka is used with Scripto plugin and MediaWiki at the back-end. The Transcription interface is based on the DIYHistory project of the University of Iowa and uses the Transcription Toolbar from the Transcribe Bentham project. The website was developed and maintained by the team of Trinity College Dublin High Performance Computing, especially Juliusz Filipowski, Paddy Doyle and Dermot Frost, and designed by Karolina Badzmierowska, PhD candidate in the Digital Arts and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin.