Wednesday, 14 November 2012

School opens its door to the past!

Shrewsbury School, one of the oldest established schools in the UK has taken the decision to have its entire archive of the school magazine digitised and intends to ultimately make the content available Online.

The project involves a process by which each page of the document is digitised to create a database of digital image files that are then processed using OCR technology in order to capture and index each word.

The project is being managed by Save Photo and is being processed at its secure National Image Scanning Centre in Warwickshire.

The digital images and database can then we searched using keywords, names, dates and phrases so to allow a User to quickly access specific information that is of particular interest to them.

The magazines themselves will be published as digital publications that can be read in the traditional way using via the Web, PC or Kindle type device.

Access to Heritage collections are a priority for Organisation's and Institution's that appreciate the importance for education and research and so projects such as the one undertaken by Shrewsbury School are an important step in the right direction.

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