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Got stacks of documents and crowd to help out digitize them?

Moonsheep digitizes massive collections of documents into structured data through crowdsourcing and cutting edge technology.

Case Studies

Don’t know if it’s right for you?

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Bring your government historical data into digital age for greater transparency and efficiency.

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Your NGO has a paper problem? Turn your scans into data! Structured data will make your efforts more efficient.

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Research is taking forever? Bring in the crowds to automate and speed up your data collection.

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Digitise your collections and enrich them with meaningful metadata.

Pros   Cons
For complex, structured documents that contain labeled and linked information.   There are better tools for tagging images and transcribing texts.
For a lot of documents.   If you have little information to transcribe it might be easier to do it by hand.
For documents following similar structure in a whole dataset.   If each document is a different you may want to use Scribe.
Best for non-machine readable documents.   For copy-pastable PDFs with tables try Tabula.
If you have the data.   If you need to gather data via FOIA requests try Alavateli.

Need more help?

Answer the questions in Needs Assessment and we’ll help you with the decision.

Here’s where we can help

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Project planning

Helping you define the vision of success, Set achivable goals and timelines, and Define Moonsheep data analysis goals

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Collecting data

Consulting on the best practices in document digitisation, Finding and combining complementary data sources and How to archive scanned originals to preserve them.

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Creating a digitisation flow

We can help you design the digitisation process, Define metadata, categories, and content to transcribe, Define validation and quality levels, and Customize the UI for crowdsourcing.

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Managing crowdsourcing

We offer start-to-finish support in organizing offline volunteer events. Including outreach, community management, and training. We also offer integration of Moonsheep with fee-based microtasking services to deliver transcription on a tight deadline.

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On top of basic reporting that comes with Moonsheep dashboard, we offer coding of custom reports and browsing capabilities. Raw data is rarely goal in itself. We can do a data-analysts and help find the information you are looking for.