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FairCopy: A Word Processor For The Digital Humanities
Event Info
Date:Tuesday, 12/7/2021
Place:Register for Zoom Link
Event Info

Come learn about FairCopy, a new tool for studying and transcribing primary sources in literature and history. You can use FairCopy on a variety of texts, from novel-length works, to written correspondence, audio transcripts, dramatic productions, and more. It works on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.

In this demonstration, we’ll transcribe some of the personal correspondence of Mary Church Terell. Terell was a teacher and civil rights activist and a charter member of the NAACP. Her papers are kept at the Library of Congress. We will show how to take plain text transcriptions from the “By the People” project and produce structured text using FairCopy. We will also use FairCopy to mark names and places mentioned in her letters.

Nick Laiacona is the President of Performant Software Solutions LLC. Since 2006, Performant has cultivated a specialty in critical digital editions and has served clients throughout North America and Europe. Laiacona has acted as technical lead on digital projects funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.

This program is open to all, but registration is required. The Zoom link to join will be sent via email before the event.

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