Monthly Archives: July 2007

Conference 2007: Workshop: Overcoming OCR challenges

Digital capture and conversion of text – overcoming the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) challenges Paul Ell (moderator), Director, Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis, Queen’s University Belfast Aly Conteh, Head of Digitisation, British Library Julian Ball, Project Manager, University of Southampton Martin Locock, National Library of Wales Aly Conteh The British Library perspective – have … Read more

Conference 2007: Workshop: Mass digitisation

Mass digitisation: best practice and lessons learnt David Dawson (moderator) Senior Policy Adviser (Digital Futures), Museums, Libraries and Archives Council Stuart Dempster, Director, Strategic Content Alliance, JISC Joyce Ray Associate Deputy Director for Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Washington DC Ricky Erway Programme Officer, OCLC Programs and Research Read more

Conference 2007: David Baker: Feedback from the Symposium

David Baker, Principal, College of St Mark and St John, with Sarah Porter and Stuart Dempster More, live, notes from the meeting can be found on the Strategic Content Alliance Blog Themes: Towards alignment of international content inititives Business models/partnerships/roles Governance (licencing, IP) Tools and infrastructure Communities of practice Advocacy and tools for this, vocabulary … Read more

Conference 2007: Richard Ovenden, Mike Keller: Research library roles and priorities

What are the roles and priorities for research libraries in the UK and US in the delivery of e-content? Richard Ovenden, Keeper of Special Collections (Associate Director), Bodleian Library, University of Oxford Michael Keller, University Librarian, Stanford University We want to talk about the elephant in the room, the love that dare not speak its … Read more

Conference 2007: Unlocking e-content: Matthew Steggle

Unlocking e-content and enhancing education and research opportunities – an academic perspective. Matthew Steggle, Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University Hope to bring the user perspectives from a bigger picture. Will offer five principles about what academics do and don’t like about digitisation projects. I’m primarily a teacher and researcher and only secondarily involved in digitisation. Read more