VALA2012 Session 11 Stent

VALA2012 Session 11 Stent

Digitising historical data: that’s just scanning the tables from the books isn’t it?

VALA2012 CONCURRENT SESSION 11: Digitisation
Thursday 9 February 2012, 10:30 – 11:00
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Claire Stent

Statistics New Zealand

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Thursday, February 09, 2012, 10:30 AM AUSEDT, 26 Minutes 12 Seconds.


This is the story of how a simple scanning project became a learning experience in the complexities of working with technology to enhance the user experience. We will explore issues around digitising historical data in ways that enable the users to discover and interact with the data rather than just passively view it.

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