IMPACT Final Event 26-06-2012 - Library experiences in IMPACT: KB National library of the Netherlands by Caroline van Wijk (KB)

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  • 1. Pilot project CONCERT at KBImproving Optical Character RecognitionCaroline van Wijk, 26 June 2012
  • 2. Pilot project CONCERT at KB IMPACT final eventObjective pilotMiddelburgsche Courant, 20-07-1769‘computer’© 2010 Koninklijke Bibliotheek – Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland
  • 3. Pilot project CONCERT at KB IMPACT final eventObjective pilot• Explore possibilities of CONCERT (IBM in IMPACT) for improvement of OCR• Think about how to implement OCR improvement in KB work processes© 2010 Koninklijke Bibliotheek – Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland
  • 4. Pilot project CONCERT at KB IMPACT final eventResults• Usability test results CONCERT, testers: collection expert, curator, information analyst• Scenarios for implementing CONCERT/OCR improving tools in KB workflow• Advise feasibility implementation scenarios• Ideas for further explorationOutcome: KB emloyees at different departments introduced to state of the art OCR improvement© 2010 Koninklijke Bibliotheek – Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland
  • 5. Pilot project CONCERT at KB IMPACT final eventUsability results• Addictive to some (could be a game?)• ‘Endless’ character sessionPlease note: screenshots are from CONCERT version tested in 2011© 2010 Koninklijke Bibliotheek – Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland
  • 6. Pilot project CONCERT at KB IMPACT final eventUsability resultsConcept of character, word and page sessions is efficient for OCR improvement, but makes tool also complex to understand and work with. A training on how the tool works is indispensable.© 2010 Koninklijke Bibliotheek – Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland
  • 7. Pilot project CONCERT at KB IMPACT final eventWorkflow scenariosPart of digitisation workflow, newly digitised collections• Full use of CONCERT technology• Control the user group• Adaptation of digitisation workflow necessary, supplied OCR?© 2010 Koninklijke Bibliotheek – Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland
  • 8. Pilot project CONCERT at KB IMPACT final eventWorkflow scenariosUse it in a crowd sourcing process• No adaptation digitisation workflow necessary• Redo OCR for whole collection after improvement?• Reindex collections periodically?• How to train the crowd?© 2010 Koninklijke Bibliotheek – Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland
  • 9. Pilot project CONCERT at KB IMPACT final eventFurther exploration• Collect experiences of other organisations with improvement of OCR• Test several tools for improvement of OCR and their impact on workflowsThank you for your attention© 2010 Koninklijke Bibliotheek – Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland