Wanted: rough and ready text conversion methodologies

September 19th, 2011 by Merrilee

I’m seeking information on rough and ready / just good enough approaches for paper to electronic text conversion – either finding aids and metadata, or other texts. I’m interested in…

  • Finding out what conversion services people are using (and what costs are)
  • Finding out if people are doing scanning and OCR in house (and if so what software and workflows you are using)
  • If you are participating in a multi-institution project to convert text, I’m very interested in hearing about tools and workflows that make things go smoothly in terms of keeping files straight and minimizing overhead for contributing institutions.
  • You can leave information in the comments section or send me an email. I will summarize responses in a future blog posting.

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      [...] methodologies October 10th, 2011 by Merrilee A few weeks ago I put out a request (here and on some listservs) asking how institutions are converting finding aids or other metadata from [...]