Amplify is a platform designed to deliver audio collections from the State Library of New South Wales’ sound archive alongside computer-generated transcripts. These transcripts can be edited by any user to improve their accuracy and ultimately enrich our sound collections for the benefit of all State Library patrons nationally and internationally.
As part of our Digital Excellence Program, the Library has been focussed on the significant undertaking of digitising our world-class collections, aiming to not only preserve them but also provide greater access to broader audiences around the globe. To date, the more than 12,000 hours of sound recordings from our collections have been digitised.
Recent advances in speech-to-text technologies have meant we’ve seen great progress in computer-generated transcripts, making it easier to produce transcripts for our wonderful sound collections. While the accuracy of these transcripts are higher than ever before, they still tend to be error-prone and require careful human editing to reach full accuracy.
Correcting our computer-generated transcripts is a community effort and you can help us to improve the quality of each transcript by correcting just a single line or every single line in an entire audio recording – every bit counts! Listen along to our great sound collections and if you spot an error, click on the line with the mistake, make your correction and then continue listening on.
It’s as easy as that!