Brumfield Labs

Creators of FromThePage

About Us

We're a boutique software consultancy specializing in crowdsourcing and historical documents.

Our flagship product is FromThePage, “Simply the finest crowdsourcing manuscript transcription software on the planet”. FromThePage is available as "Software As a Service" for a reasonable monthly or annual fee. It's also open-source software you can install and run yourself. We provide complimentary services for FromThePage.

Our Projects

Some of our other project include:

Crowdsourced Transcription and Indexing of the John Torrey Papers
Installation of FromThePage for New York Botanical Gardens

BandoCat Audit
Audit and Recommendation Report for Surveyor's Field Note Transcription at Texas A&M Corpus Christi

FromThePage: Documentary Editing for IIIF
Addition of support for the IIIF image protocols to FromThePage, enabling collaborative transcription and annotation of material on any IIIF-enabled repository.

PontIIIF: Search and Discovery for IIIF Content
Creation of a crawler and search engine for content made available in IIIF/JSON-LD. See it here.

Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition
Research, recommendations, prototyping and development of a system for identifying entities and their relationships from the papers of the Civil War Governors of Kentucky, including network visualization and analysis. More information.

Digital Austin Papers
Revision and enhancement to a website displaying the papers of Stephen F. Austin, including data correction, geo-coding, and semantic analysis visualization for the University of North Texas.

Scalable Peirce Interpretation Network
Enhancements to FromThePage to support transcription of mathematical and logical formulae within the Logic Notebook of Charles Peirce for the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.

Stagville Plantation Accounts
Enhancements to FromThePage to support encoding and CSV export of tabular data in financial accounts for the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Terrell Papers
Enhancements to FromThePage to support classroom use for the University of Texas at Austin

Transcribing Recipes Strategic Report for Wellcome Library (with Mia Ridge)
Research and recommendations for a proposed project crowdsourcing transcription of medical, culinary, and magical recipes from manuscript and printed sources.

Who are we?

"We" are Ben Brumfield and Sara Carlstead Brumfield. See Ben's CV. See Sara's LinkedIn profile.

Let's talk.

We love to talk -- about manuscripts, crowd-sourcing, encoding, software development, or parenting precocious daughters while running a family business. If you have a project you'd like to discuss, or just want to pick our brains, we'd love to talk to you. Just send a note to or and we'll get something on the calendar.