DigiWeb - a workflow environment for quality assurance of transcription in digitization of natural history collections

Tero Mononen, Riitta Tegelberg, Mira Sääskilahti, Markku A. Huttunen, Marko Tähtinen, Hannu Saarenmaa

Abstract


Data produced by digitization increases the scientific use of natural history collections. However, in mass digitization, attention must be paid to the flawless management of the workflows, and high quantities of end results should not be compromised by a low standard of quality. A web-based environment DigiWeb was created for controlling the workflow of transcribing data from images of natural history specimens. Using DigiWeb, it was possible to manage the workflow of transcription and data proofing, include all participants to the workflow, allow collaboration and training, and also to provide useful processing features. The data emerging from this process passes quality control standards which are supported by DigiWeb and based on the strict requirements of the ISO 2859 standard.

Keywords


digitization; transcription, quality

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17161/bi.v9i1.4748

Copyright (c) 2014 Tero Mononen, Riitta Tegelberg, Mira Sääskilahti, Markku A. Huttunen, Marko Tähtinen, Hannu Saarenmaa



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