Software, E-Resource Transcription datasets from the Samuel J. Gibson Diary and Correspondence, Manuscript Division. By the People transcription campaign title : This Hell-upon-earth of a prison : Samuel J. Gibson's Andersonville Diary

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Title

  • Transcription datasets from the Samuel J. Gibson Diary and Correspondence, Manuscript Division.

Other Title

  • By the People transcription campaign title : This Hell-upon-earth of a prison : Samuel J. Gibson's Andersonville Diary

Summary

  • Version 1: This dataset is an export from the Library of Congress By the People crowdsourcing program (https://crowd.loc.gov). It contains a combination of digital collections metadata, volunteer-created text generated through a transcription and review process, and metadata representing the arrangement of the items in the By the People platform, as defined by the Concordia (https://github.com/LibraryOfCongress/concordia External) instance on which By the People operates. Concordia is an open source platform developed by the Library of Congress. Development is ongoing, iterative, and integrates user-centered design following the key principles of trust and approachability. Version 1 README file
  • Version 1: The text available in this dataset is generated from the pages in the By the People Campaign, "This Hell-upon-earth of a Prison": Samuel J. Gibson's Andersonville Diary. Union soldier Samuel J. Gibson (1833-1878) was a prisoner of war at the notorious Andersonville Prison following his capture by Confederate soldiers in 1864. He survived his eight-month ordeal in the prison camp he described as "this Hell-upon-Earth" and documented his experience in a diary and a letter to his wife. "This Hell-upon-earth of a Prison": Samuel J. Gibson's Andersonville Diary consists of 90 images of digitized content from the Samuel J. Gibson Diary and Correspondence collection. The dataset includes transcriptions and data for these 90 pages. Version 1 README file
  • Version 1: This dataset includes: zip file containing a CSV file and a README file. hell-upon-earth-gibson_2020-12-10.csv- a .CSV containing campaign, project, item, itemID, asset, and asset status metadata, as well as an image link, and the volunteer-generated transcription. This .CSV is the direct export of the "This Hell-upon-earth of a Prison": Samuel J. Gibson's Andersonville Diary campaign. Version 1 README file
  • Version 2, overview: This dataset is an export of transcriptions for 90 images from the Samuel J. Gibson Diary and Correspondence created by volunteers participating in the Library of Congress crowdsourcing program By the People (https://crowd.loc.gov) campaign, "This Hell-upon-earth of a Prison": Samuel J. Gibson's Andersonville Diary. It contains text created by volunteers through a transcription and review process, volunteer-created tags, digital collections metadata, and metadata representing the arrangement of the items in the By the People platform, Concordia. Version 2 README file, About this Dataset
  • Version 2, brief description of dataset contents: This dataset includes transcriptions and data generated from the pages in the By the People campaign "This Hell-upon-earth of a Prison": Samuel J. Gibson's Andersonville Diary (https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/hell-upon-earth/). The campaign consisted of all then available online images of digitized content from the Samuel J. Gibson Diary and Correspondence (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/collmss.ms000053) transcribed in their entirety. The Gibson collection consists of a diary kept by Gibson (1833-1878) in 1864 while serving with Company B, 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, and a letter to his wife while held as a prisoner at Camp Sumter in Georgia, the Confederate prisoner of war camp commonly known as Andersonville Prison. See the Gibson Papers digital collection for all available online items for this collection, as well as contextual information, such as a timeline and bibliographic resources. Version 2 README file, About this Dataset
  • Version 2, description of CSV contents: This dataset includes: 2019667238_v2.zip - a zip file containing a CSV file and a README file hell-upon-earth_2022-10-12.csv a .CSV containing campaign, project, item, itemID, asset, and asset status metadata, as well as an image URL, the volunteer-created transcriptions, and volunteer-created tags. This .CSV is the direct export of the "This Hell-upon-earth of a Prison": Samuel J. Gibson's Andersonville Diary campaign. Version 2 README file, What's included?

Names

  • Gibson, Samuel J., 1833-1878.
  • By the People (Program), compiler.

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : By the People, Library of Congress, 2020-2022.

Headings

  • -  Gibson, Samuel J.,--1833-1878--Diaries
  • -  United States.--Army.--Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 103rd (1861-1865).--Company B.--Diaries
  • -  Andersonville Prison
  • -  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons

Genre

  • Data sets

Notes

  • -  "Dataset created 12/10/2020."--Version 1 README file.
  • -  "Dataset created: 2022-10-12."--Version 2 README file.
  • -  Title devised by the cataloger

Medium

  • Online resource (dataset)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • E612.A5

Repository

  • s-Online Electronic Resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019667238

Online Format

  • compressed data

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Chicago citation style:

Gibson, Samuel J. Transcription datasets from the Samuel J. Gibson Diary and Correspondence, Manuscript Division. composeds by By The People Iler Washington, D.C.: By the People, Library of Congress, to 2022, 2020. Software, E-Resource. https://www.loc.gov/item/2019667238/.

APA citation style:

Gibson, S. J. (2020) Transcription datasets from the Samuel J. Gibson Diary and Correspondence, Manuscript Division. By The People Iler, comp Washington, D.C.: By the People, Library of Congress, to 2022. [Software, E-Resource] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2019667238/.

MLA citation style:

Gibson, Samuel J. Transcription datasets from the Samuel J. Gibson Diary and Correspondence, Manuscript Division. comp by By The People Iler Washington, D.C.: By the People, Library of Congress, to 2022, 2020. Software, E-Resource. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2019667238/>.