VALA2006 Session 14 Laurie

VALA2006Reviving the past: the Early New Zealand Books Online Project at the University of Auckland Library

VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 14: Digitisation and Managing Digital Objects
Friday 10 February 2006, 14:35 – 15:05
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperJohn Laurie

Subject Librarian, Anthropology, Applied Language Studies and Linguistics, University of Auckland Library

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The aim of the ENZB project at the University of Auckland Library is to provide a corpus of significant material published about New Zealand in the first two thirds of the 19th century. This paper looks at design parameters for the database and technical processes used to convert printed text and images to electronic format for presentation on the web. The ENZB is an in-house project using FineReader 7 OCR software to produce TEI-compliant XML files. b-engine software produces HTML for the web and links text to images of the original pages.