Papa Mfumu’Eto Comics Project
The digital comic collection is hosted by project partner University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries and Ghent University Library (using the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) standards).
In collaboration with the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities, the Papa Mfumu’Eto project has three main goals:
- to enrich the comics with transcriptions, translations and semantic annotations using the Omeka S-based MADOC: IIIF Annotation and Transcription Platform co-developed by GhentCDH and Digirati
- to use the enriched comic collection for further humanities research and teaching purposes
- to build virtual exhibits and curate physical exhibitions
During the enrichment phase, use is made of collaborative, crowdsourcing and citizen science methods. The MADOC platform allows to engage researchers and students (of f.ex. Lingala) in the US, Belgium and DR Congo, as well as targeting a broad public willing to contribute.
|Year of implementation||2021|
|Target||Researchers, scholars, students|