eBooks on Demand and FEPAndreas Parschalk, University of Innsbruck            (UIBK), Library     andreas.parschalk@uibk.a...
OverviewEOD – the service    Overview    Libraries workflow    End-users viewEOD and the Functional Extension Parser    Th...
EOD – the serviceWhat is EOD?    Network of libraries    Digitisation on demand for copyright-free      books    Started 2...
EOD – the service                               Incorporation                                 into Digital                ...
Who is currentlyoffering the service?
 > 30 libraries, 12 countries
EOD libraries              University Libraries of Innsbruck, Graz and Vienna (2x),    Austria              Vienna City Li...
EOD – the serviceWhat is being digitised     Only public domain books according to       laws and regulations of the libra...
EOD: The Libraries‘ point of view Central services used by libraries   Web application for the administration of orders ...
Carried out locally at library sites     Scanning and uploading of material     Handling orders in Order Data Manager     ...
EOD: The Libraries‘ point of viewWorkflow for the libraries    Order arrives    Order the book in the library    Check the...
EOD: The Libraries‘ point of view
EOD: The Libraries‘ point of viewEbook generation     Configuring settings          Resolution and jpeg quality          W...
EOD: The Libraries‘ point of viewThe library can download the OCR output as zipped single pages xml and as RTF     Use in ...
The end-users point of view
The end-users point of viewFind the record of the book in catalogueClick EOD buttonFill out orderform1-2 weeks delivery ti...
The end-users point of viewThe catalogue situation diverse and dispersed   OPACs   Digitised card catalogues   Union catal...
The end-users point of view
eBooks on Demand and theFunctional Extension Parser
EOD and the FEPMotivation    Improve output for libraries          Structural information          METS/ALTO    Improve ou...
EOD and the FEPPrerequisites    XML output of OCR of complete document    Images of the scanned document    Coordinates of...
EOD and the FEPIntegration of FEP into EOD workflow    Regular EOD eBook generation    Operators decide if FEP is possible...
EOD and the FEPOperator finds books with automatically recognized structure in the FEP webinterface and can then enhance/c...
EOD and the FEPAfter all correction steps are done     METS/ALTO files     Enhanced PDFIf results are ok     Replace regul...
EOD and the FEP
EOD and the FEPCurrent status     Interface OrderDataManager – FEP core       implemented and workflow adapted     Interna...
Thank you for your attention!Andreas.Parschalk@uibk.ac.at
IMPACT Final Event 26-06-2012  - The Functional Extension Parser (FEP) and Ebooks On Demand (EOD) by Andreas Parschalk (Un...
IMPACT Final Event 26-06-2012  - The Functional Extension Parser (FEP) and Ebooks On Demand (EOD) by Andreas Parschalk (Un...
IMPACT Final Event 26-06-2012  - The Functional Extension Parser (FEP) and Ebooks On Demand (EOD) by Andreas Parschalk (Un...
IMPACT Final Event 26-06-2012  - The Functional Extension Parser (FEP) and Ebooks On Demand (EOD) by Andreas Parschalk (Un...
IMPACT Final Event 26-06-2012  - The Functional Extension Parser (FEP) and Ebooks On Demand (EOD) by Andreas Parschalk (Un...
IMPACT Final Event 26-06-2012  - The Functional Extension Parser (FEP) and Ebooks On Demand (EOD) by Andreas Parschalk (Un...
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IMPACT Final Event 26-06-2012 - The Functional Extension Parser (FEP) and Ebooks On Demand (EOD) by Andreas Parschalk (University of Innsbruck)

  1. 1. eBooks on Demand and FEPAndreas Parschalk, University of Innsbruck (UIBK), Library andreas.parschalk@uibk.ac.at
  2. 2. OverviewEOD – the service Overview Libraries workflow End-users viewEOD and the Functional Extension Parser The Functional Extension Parser (FEP) Integration into the workflow Current status
  3. 3. EOD – the serviceWhat is EOD? Network of libraries Digitisation on demand for copyright-free books Started 2006 co-founded by the EC in eTEN program Delivering digitised books since 2007
  4. 4. EOD – the service Incorporation into Digital Library & Europeana EOD button: digitising thisbook on requestLibrary: scans & transfers images
  5. 5. Who is currentlyoffering the service?
  6. 6.  > 30 libraries, 12 countries
  7. 7. EOD libraries University Libraries of Innsbruck, Graz and Vienna (2x), Austria Vienna City Library Bavarian State Library (Munich), University Libraries of Germany Regensburg, Greifswald, Berlin (Humboldt University), Saxon State Library (Dresden), STABI Berlin Denmark Royal Library Estonia National Library, University Library of Tartu France Academic health library (Paris) Hungary National Széchényi Library of Hungary, Library of the Hungarian Academy of Science Portugal National Library Slovakia University Library of Bratislava, Slovak Academy of Sciences Slovenia National and University Library Sweden University Library of Umeå, National Library of SwedenSwitzerland National Library of Switzerland, Library at Guisanplatz
  8. 8. EOD – the serviceWhat is being digitised Only public domain books according to laws and regulations of the libraries country Aim: „Full informational capture“ Whole books cover to cover Virtually counted blank pages Supplements (maps, tables, …) that form an integral part of the document
  9. 9. EOD: The Libraries‘ point of view Central services used by libraries  Web application for the administration of orders and generation of eBooks  Automation of communication (automated e-mails to end-users, tracking page with status update)  OCR (optical character recognition) services: antiqua and gothic font  NEW: Structural Analysis (FEP)  Delivery of CD-ROMs (optional)  Preprint preparation for reprint orders (optional)  Reprint creation and delivery  Central management of credit card payments
  10. 10. Carried out locally at library sites Scanning and uploading of material Handling orders in Order Data Manager Uploading to local digital repositories Long term storage
  11. 11. EOD: The Libraries‘ point of viewWorkflow for the libraries Order arrives Order the book in the library Check the order details (can it be digitised, correct automatically fetched metadata) Scan book cover to cover Upload the images Start eBook generation Check results and finish the order
  12. 12. EOD: The Libraries‘ point of view
  13. 13. EOD: The Libraries‘ point of viewEbook generation Configuring settings Resolution and jpeg quality With or without OCR OCR settings (language, font type) Deskew despeckle Start eBook generation Create EOD cover pagesAlternatively generate eBook locally
  14. 14. EOD: The Libraries‘ point of viewThe library can download the OCR output as zipped single pages xml and as RTF Use in local repository (e.g. full text search) Digitisation for the visually impaired Possible full text correction Conversion to other formats (e.g. ePub)No structural information. Requests for METS/ALTO output until now
  15. 15. The end-users point of view
  16. 16. The end-users point of viewFind the record of the book in catalogueClick EOD buttonFill out orderform1-2 weeks delivery time depending on the libraryPay onlineDownload and use
  17. 17. The end-users point of viewThe catalogue situation diverse and dispersed OPACs Digitised card catalogues Union cataloguesThe EOD search engine In addition to the EOD button in the libraries catalogues http://search.books2ebooks.eu 3 million records of digitisable and digitised items 19 EOD libraries already integrated their records
  18. 18. The end-users point of view
  19. 19. eBooks on Demand and theFunctional Extension Parser
  20. 20. EOD and the FEPMotivation Improve output for libraries Structural information METS/ALTO Improve output for end-users Enhance PDF with clickable TOC
  21. 21. EOD and the FEPPrerequisites XML output of OCR of complete document Images of the scanned document Coordinates of the OCR xml must correspond with the coordinates in the images (deskew images before) Quality of the scans and OCR as good as possibleFEP works with the XML output of EOD eBook generationAutomatically extracts structural information about the document Page numbers Table of ContentsOffers webinterface to manually correct enhance the result
  22. 22. EOD and the FEPIntegration of FEP into EOD workflow Regular EOD eBook generation Operators decide if FEP is possible/useful Scan quality OCR quality Structure of the book Start automatic recognition Check/correct/modify results in FEP webinterface
  23. 23. EOD and the FEPOperator finds books with automatically recognized structure in the FEP webinterface and can then enhance/correct the recognized printspace, pagination and TOC (optionally also the logical structure)
  24. 24. EOD and the FEPAfter all correction steps are done METS/ALTO files Enhanced PDFIf results are ok Replace regular PDF with enhanced PDF by uploading to ODM via FTP End-users download enhanced PDF as usual through their EOD trackingpage
  25. 25. EOD and the FEP
  26. 26. EOD and the FEPCurrent status Interface OrderDataManager – FEP core implemented and workflow adapted Internal testing phase finished Online and offline workshops to familiarize EOD operators on FEP correction webinterface were held Ready for production environment Betatesting and feedback period with 10 selected EOD network libraries until end of July
  27. 27. Thank you for your attention!Andreas.Parschalk@uibk.ac.at

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