Scripto is an open-source tool for community transcription of documents, images, and multimedia files. Registered users are permitted to view digital files and transcribe them with an easy-to-use toolbar. The tool includes a versioning history and editorial controls to make public contributions more manageable, and supports the transcription of a wide range of file types.
Scripto works as an extension to popular open source content management systems, including Omeka, Wordpress, and Drupal. Installation procedures vary for each CMS but all projects must install a dedicated instance of MediaWiki. WordPress and Drupal require Zend Framework. Scripto can be used out of the box or it can be customized to individual projects.
Scripto is useful for materials for which transcribing content is important, but where faithful reproduction of format or appearance of an item is not necessary.
N.B. currently the Zoom.it service is unavailable rendering the WordPress and Drupal plugins inoperable. (Oct 30, 2014)