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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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CSV Mind-Blow(ve)n! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | I was lucky enough to have a paper accepted to Csv,conf,2* in Berlin on the 3rd-4th of May, which was great to do, but it also got me through the …Continue reading →

Open Repositories 2015 TAGS: | | | | | Last week I was very fortunate to attend the Open Repositories Conference in Indianapolis. Where I was co-authoring a presentation on metadata games with Tiltfactor, Dartmouth College, and also co-chairing the …Continue reading →

‘Innovation’: the Emperor’s new clothes? TAGS: | | | | Scott and I travelled down to Cambridge last week to speak at the Museum Computer Group’s Spring Meeting, ‘Innovation’: the Emperor’s new clothes? It was a very informative day that …Continue reading →

Google Glass, gaming and Gallimaufry TAGS: | | | Last Monday was no typical day at the office: after an early start at the Imperial War Museum exploring its First World War exhibition with Google Glass, I finished the …Continue reading →

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