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DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. For more information, visit the DPLA website.
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Thursday, April 20 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
A Report on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting: Using computational tools and crowdsourcing games to increase metadata and discoverability of digital collections

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The American Archive of Public Broadcasting, with generous support from IMLS and in collaboration with Pop Up Archive, has created more than 71,000 transcripts of historic public broadcasting recordings using the open source Kaldi speech-to-text software. During this panel at DPLAfest, we will launch a game called FixIt to crowdsource correction of speech-to-text generated transcripts. Panelists will also discuss potential computational linguistic tools and methodologies to enhance discoverability of digital media collections. The session will demonstrate the results of 1) our work with HiPSTAS at University of Texas-Austin, who have conducted soundwave analysis and pattern recognition on a sampling of content in the archive, 2) the output and of the speech-to-text tools including name, topic and location recognition, as well as the implementation of this data to aid in search and discovery, and 3) methodologies and workflows around crowdsourcing the correction of transcripts.

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Karen Cariani

Senior Director Media Library and Archives, WGBH Educational Foundation
I am passionate about making media archives accessible on-line. This goes hand in hand with digital preservation, metadata processes, and systems to manage both. I seek to use technology as much as possible to help archivists and librarians with their work.

Tanya E. Clement

Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
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Anne Wootton

CEO, Pop Up Archive
Anne Wootton is the co-founder of Pop Up Archive, a platform for making sound searchable. She holds a Master’s in Information Management and Systems from the University of California Berkeley. She is a winner of the 2012 Knight News Challenge: Data and has spoken internationally... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Pritzker Auditorium 400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605