Thursday, February 23, 2012

Digitizing Handwritten Material

{NSGS News Editor: Below are excerpts from an article that was recently posted on GeneaNet Newsletter < http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/ > By Jean-Yves BAXTER. Published 15 February 2012. Links and citations are provided to allow access to the complete article.}

Digitization Challenge: Handwritten Menus from 1800s

The New York Public Library may evoke 19th century Manhattan, but the Beaux-Arts landmark is at the forefront of one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century: how to digitally store information forever.

“We were the first to take it on, on this scale” says Canadian Barbara Taranto, managing director of the New York Public Library Labs. It’s a tricky undertaking even for this data-systems whiz with her degrees in computer science and digital information science. But by pairing technology with volunteer know-how, the library has scored huge successes.

For complete story:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/digital/biz-categories-technology/digitization-challenge-handwritten-menus-from-1800s/article2336734/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Home&utm_content=2336734

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