What is the TCF?

The Transcription Challenge Framework (TCF) is a sustainable scholarly model organized to support and promote collaborative transcription of digitized handwritten materials, including manuscripts from all time periods. TCF leadership issues an annual call for projects to sponsor two transcription events per year, supervised by our Advisory Board and supported by our tech partners, FromThePage. Transcription events follow the TCF workflow, and all project data is catalogued and preserved at partner repositories for long term access, citation, and preservation. Come explore texts with us, build scholarly networks, and share your love of transcription!

More on the history, basics and rationale of the TCF.

Past Challenges have included: