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Transcribing Files with the Transcription Station

Getting Started Guide

Reserve Transcription Station Online

  • Reservations available in 30 minute blocks, up to 4 hours per day, up to 8 hours per week
  • Reservations available up to 4 weeks in advance
  • No food or drink is permitted

Reserve the Transcription Station

Pick up the Transcription Kit

At your reservation time, visit the Center for Digital Scholarship Help Desk or CDS Staff Suite to request the Transcription Kit:

  • Infinity IN-USB-2 foot pedal
  • FlexFone FLX-10.35 mm twin speaker deluxe lightweight headset with volume control and stereo/mono switch

Use the Transcription Kit at the Transcription Station

  • Hardware: high-performance, dual-monitor PC
  • Software: ExpressScribe

Return the Transcription Kit

Quick Start

  1. Log into the computer with your netid and password
  2. Open ExpressScribe program
  3. Load your audio file
  4. Plug in headset
  5. Plug in foot pedal
  6. Use your preferred word processing software to type the transcription, using the foot pedal to control the audio

Detailed Instructions


The Technical Assistant on duty at the CDS Help Desk will remind the user that they must vacate the Station for your reservation. If you would like additional assistance, any CDS staff member is happy to speak with the user on your behalf.