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Manuscript digitisation

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A presentation made during the initial phase of work National Manuscript Mission, 2002

A presentation made during the initial phase of work National Manuscript Mission, 2002

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  • 1. Manuscript Digitisation Sanjay Goel IGNCA 02.02.02 www.ignca.nic.in Jan ‘ 2002 -> 2.75 lac hits Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 2. Manuscript Digitisation : Goals
    • Dissemination
    • Preservation of the copy
    • Research
    Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 3. Manuscript Digitisation : Goals
    • Dissemination
    • Preservation of the copy
    • Research
    Not to replace preservation of the original Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 4. Dissemination : Goals
    • Screen viewing of the text only
    • Screen viewing of the text with the look and feel of the original
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    • Paper printing of the text only
    • Paper printing of the text with the look and feel of the original
    Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 5. Preservation : Goals
    • Future proof dissemination
    Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 6. Maximum Display surface resolutions
    • Computer Screen : 75 dpi
    • Paper : 300++ dpi
    dpi- dots per inch Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 7. Scanning parameters
    • Spatial resolution : dpi
    • Colour resolution : bits/dot
    Storage parameters
    • File format & size : uncompressed /
            • compressed
    Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 8. Compression techniques
    • Uncompressed: very large files
    • Lossless : less compression, large files
    • Lossy : high compression, small files
    Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 9. Recommendations
    • Scan at highest resolution and store in uncompressed formats to ensure good preservation and high quality printing.
    • Make copies and store at more than one location.
    • Convert to low resolution, lossy compression for screen viewing.
    • Convert to mid resolution, lossless compression for normal printing.
    Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 10. Recommendations
    • Strict quality assurance procedures to be implemented like other good production processes.
    • Make copies on different media like DAT & CD-ROM.
    • Regular Maintenance : Media Transfer every Five years
    Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 11. Manuscript Digitisation At IGNCA Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 12. Minolta PS-700 Scanner Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
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  • 17. Scanned more than 25,000 sheets of photocopies of Russian Manuscripts at 600 dpi Bitonal (stored as tiff, uncompressed) Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 18. HP Flatbed Scanner Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
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  • 22. Microfilm Scanner Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
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  • 27. Scanned more than 150 microfilm rolls of Sanskrit and Persian manuscripts at 8000 dpi Bitonal (stored as tiff, uncompressed) Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 28. Post-Digitisation possibilities
    • Democratic dissemination to scholars, universities, schools and others.
    • Image enhancement.
    • Character recognition.
    • Digital Manuscript Library
    Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 29. Manuscript’s Visual Images Searchable Text Transliteration & Oral Rendering Accession Catalogue Descriptive Catalogue Software & Computer Aided Collation, Integration, Training, Study , Research & Dissemination Critical Editions Original Manuscripts WEB PRINT CD-ROM DIGITAL MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY Improved Images Survey Directories Published Catalogues Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 30. CULTURAL HERITAGE DIGITAL LIBRARY Performing Art & Folklore Digital Library Painting Digital Library Built Heritage & Sculptures Digital Library Manuscript Digital Library WEB LAN CD-ROM PRINT Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002
  • 31. Thank you Sanjay Goel, IGNCA, 2002