ATLA Annual

Wed, 16 June - , Fri, 18 June 2021

ATLA Annual

Join our session at the conference: 

Unlocking manuscript collections: Congregational Library & Archives and Adam Matthew Digital discuss Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) Transcription | 8th June | 13:00 PM - 13:30 PM (CDT)

Quartex, an Adam Matthew Digital platform, recently launched Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) Transcription, a cutting-edge development that uses ground-breaking AI technology to generate automatic, highly accurate, editable, and fully searchable transcriptions of manuscript materials. Join us for a conversation with Congregational Library & Archives and Adam Matthew Digital to learn about how this technology is being applied to manuscript collections.

Congregational Library & Archives is one of the first institutions to seize the opportunity to enhance the discoverability and accessibility of handwritten documents using HTR Transcription. They will provide a sneak peek into their work on Quartex, including a look at the Boston Massacre sermon, written shortly after the riot on March 5, 1770.

HTR Transcription will also enhance the research experience of one of Adam Matthew Digital’s most highly anticipated collections this year, Colonial Caribbean, Module 1: Settlement, Slavery and Empire, 1624-1832, which draws upon extensive manuscript sources to chart the turbulent years of early British settlement to the rise of the abolition movement.

Time will be provided to ask questions of Quartex, Congregational Library & Archives, and Adam Matthew Digital about their collections, working in Quartex, and HTR Transcription.