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Introducing Whiiif – Full text searching across image-based collections TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | Background For historical collections digitisation projects inside the library, we are increasingly looking to provide OCR transcriptions of the documents alongside the digital images. In many cases, this can enhance …Continue reading →

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Automated item data extraction from old documents TAGS: | | | | | | Overview The Problem We have a collection of historic papers from the Scottish Court of Session. These are collected into cases and bound together in large volumes, with no catalogue …Continue reading →

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Library Digital Development investigate IIIF TAGS: | | | | | Quick caveat: this post is a partner to the one Claire Knowles has written about our signing up to the IIIF Consortium, so the explanation of the acronym will not …Continue reading →

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Where’s Dolly? Another metadata game TAGS: | | | | | | | The Towards Dolly project, showcasing research from genetics at the Roslin Institute, has helped surface lots of interesting material within the library, not least at the current exhibition. One of …Continue reading →

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