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A structured data transcription module for the Omeka S platform, currently in beta testing.

Download DataScribe beta!

Download the ZIP, move it to the Omeka S modules/ directory, and unzip it there. Then go to your Omeka S installation under "Modules" and install DataScribe there.

You can also consult the documentation, file issues, and sign up for updates.

What is DataScribe?

Scholars often collect sources, such as government forms or institutional records, intending to transcribe them into datasets which can be analyzed or visualized. This module enables scholars to identify the structure of the data within their sources, speed up the transcription of their sources, and reliably structure their transcriptions in a form amenable to computational analysis. Scholars can turn sources into tables of data stored as numbers, dates, categories, and more. Because this module builds on the Omeka S platform, it allows scholars to display transcriptions alongside the source images and metadata, to crowdsource transcriptions, and to publish their results on the web.

DataScribe has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Project Team

Ken Albers


Megan Brett

Outreach Coordinator

Daniel Howlett

Graduate Research Assistant

Lincoln Mullen


Kim Nguyen


Jessica Otis


Jim Safley


Advisory Board

Kalani Craig

Sharon Leon

Jeff McClurken

Luca Scholz