The Kentucky Historical Society is using Omeka as a platform to build the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition. We launched an Early Access version (http://discovery.civilwargovernors.org/) of the edition about a year ago are looking for a developer to continue the project.
Early Access contains approximately 10,000 documents with PDF images and accompanying TEI-XML files with metadata about the documents, including transcriptions. Since the launch of Early Access we have worked with Brumfield Labs to develop a tool called MashBill (http://discovery.civilwargovernors.org/mashbill) that further annotates documents by inserting tags in the TEI for entities mentioned and creates a database of those entities. This work has gone very well and we are now looking to integrate the output of this effort into our Digital Documentary Edition.
Specifically, we need:
- method to batch update document transcripts from the new TEI-XML generated from Mashbill;
- modification to the transcription stylesheet to display tagged entities as hyperlinks;
- pages with stylesheets that would display person, organization and place data delivered from Mashbill; and
- a new tab that would allow us to query the MashBill database and display results.
I would be happy to answer any questions about the project. Feel free to respond here or contact me at Jeff.Dycus@ky.gov.
Online Access Administrator
Kentucky Historical Society