Technical Walkthrough – From The Page

FromThePage is an open-sourced, web based transcription tool hosted by The University of Melbourne on behalf of the HASS DEVL. FromThePage is open-source software for collaborating on texts. The tool supports projects from simple, plain-text transcription through bilingual digital editions.

Who or what’s it for

Arrangements in place

Availability and data recovery

Best effort 24/7/365 availability of, with support during University of Melbourne Business hours, between 9AM and 5PM, Monday to Friday.

Daily backups of stored data, with at least 30 day recovery.

Key dates 


Support contacts


Owners Accounts: Alice Kou –

Sysadmin: Peter 03-83448181

Software contact: Ben


University of Melbourne SCIP database server

University of Melbourne SCIP backup fileserver

University of Melbourne SCIP web load balancer

University of Melbourne SCIP Puppet orchestration server

Software license

FromThePage is open source licensed under a GNU Affero GPL.

Reference materials

Documentation for FromThePage may be found at

FromThePage has a regularly updated blog at