[Ads-l] Subject: Re: EEBO

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Fri Feb 6 12:45:47 UTC 2015


On 2/6/15 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Thu, 5 Feb 2015 18:14:16 +0000
> From:    Charles C Doyle<cdoyle at UGA.EDU>
> Subject: Re: EEBO
>
>
> A professor whose dual specialties are "humanities computing" and historical bibliography once told me that the EEBO transcriptions have been done by non-English-speaking sweatshop laborers in the Philippines.
>
> An "urban" (academic) legend?
>
> --Charlie
No, that is very likely. When I worked for an editorial services company 
10+ years ago much typesetting coding and OCR work for publishers was 
being shipped offshore.

---Amy West

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