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+ Meet the READ project partners Johanna Walcher

What’s your name?

Johanna Walcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where do you work?

The University of Innsbruck.

Tell us a bit about your background…

I did a bachelor’s degree in Transcultural Communication for Italian and Russian Language. Currently I am working towards my master’s degree in Media Studies and also study Philosophy. In my leisure time I love doing sports, preferably in the mountains. Hiking, running, mountain biking, skiing and yoga are great! But I can also sit still and spend a whole day reading books and newspapers. Whenever I can I travel the world and spend as much time as I can with my friends and family.

What is your role in the READ project?

In the READ project I am responsible for the Transkribus How to Guides, which should make life easier for users. I also run Transkribus webinars where I present the READ project and show interested people how to use the platform. As a member of the Dissemination Working Group, I am involved in spreading the word about the READ project.

What is at the top of your to-do list at the moment?

My current project is recording short screencast videos, which explain the different steps of the Transkribus workflow.  The first ones are already up on our YouTube channel soon.

What do you like best about working on READ?

All the interesting projects around READ and the inspiring people I work with.

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

Good question! There are too many jobs in the world I would love to try and it would take me too much time to choose.  Working hours are expensive, so I will rather save READ some money and do my actual job, which I like a lot! 🙂

What can you see out of the window of your office? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Johanna!

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