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New informative solution CONTENT DIGITIZATION
<ul><li>The possibility to convert physical documents and scanned materials into easy-to-classify and electronically-searc...
Digitization process workflow 1. Scanning/ Import 2. Verify Page Frames 3. Verify Layout Elements 4. Verify Page Numbers, ...
Step  1  – Scanning/Import <ul><li>Material type: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li><...
Step  2  – Verify Page Frames (VPF) <ul><li>Basic operations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Page deskew </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Step  3  – Processing page layout elements (VLE)   <ul><li>Basic operations:   ―Combining or revising zones  ―Deletion of ...
Step  4  – Verify Page Numbers / Verify Page Hierarchy <ul><li>Basic operations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Verify page numbers...
Step  5  – Verify Hierarchy (VH) <ul><li>Basic operations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structuring publication articles, section...
Step  6  - OCR <ul><li>Basic operations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Correcting the required textual zone type </li></ul></ul><u...
Step  7  - Export <ul><li>Pursuant to the client’s requirements, the program automatically exports the file as defined in ...
We offer our services for <ul><li>Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searchable archive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital pr...
Our experience <ul><li>Digitization project of National Library of Latvia  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Period: July 2010 – June ...
Our advantages <ul><li>Successful cooperation with largest European content conversion software providers – Zissor, CCS </...
Pricing policy <ul><li>Pricing </li></ul><ul><li>- to buy each phase separately (scanning, segmentation, content portal) <...
<ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Ieva Portnaja </li></ul><ul><li>Head of Digitization Department </li></ul><ul><li>Phone...
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LETA Digitization Services

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LETA Digitization Services

  1. 1. New informative solution CONTENT DIGITIZATION
  2. 2. <ul><li>The possibility to convert physical documents and scanned materials into easy-to-classify and electronically-searchable information. </li></ul>What is content digitization?
  3. 3. Digitization process workflow 1. Scanning/ Import 2. Verify Page Frames 3. Verify Layout Elements 4. Verify Page Numbers, Page Hierarchy 5. Verify Hierarchy 6. OCR 7. Export
  4. 4. Step 1 – Scanning/Import <ul><li>Material type: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Booklets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access type: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Original images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microfilm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Before importing, it is highly important to define each document’s metadata that are automatically captured in the program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each document’s metadata may include: </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Step 2 – Verify Page Frames (VPF) <ul><li>Basic operations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Page deskew </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page cropping </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibility to correct errors done while scanning: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Align the page in the right direction/slant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cut off black scan borders </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Divide double spreads in half </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And more </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Step 3 – Processing page layout elements (VLE) <ul><li>Basic operations: ―Combining or revising zones ―Deletion of unneeded zones ―Definition of zone types </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages: ―Possibility to work in fullscreen mode ―Almost all operations may be performed with the mouse and a few keyboard keys </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 4 – Verify Page Numbers / Verify Page Hierarchy <ul><li>Basic operations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Verify page numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verify page hierarchy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verify issue date, number, volume and edition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If the metadata include correct information on a given publication, this step may be skipped </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibility to replace missing pages </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Step 5 – Verify Hierarchy (VH) <ul><li>Basic operations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structuring publication articles, sections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checking if picture/table captions are added to the right picture/table </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Book structure is different from newspaper structure </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibility to correct mistakes that may have been made during any of the previous steps </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Step 6 - OCR <ul><li>Basic operations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Correcting the required textual zone type </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibility to correct any text zone (headings, authors, picture captions, etc.), if the integrated ABBYY program finds errors in the text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibility to change language or typeface </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Step 7 - Export <ul><li>Pursuant to the client’s requirements, the program automatically exports the file as defined in the specification </li></ul><ul><li>Material for publishing on the Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>File formats: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>JPEG, PNG, TIFF etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PDF, structured PDF </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>XML (mets, alto, mods etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. We offer our services for <ul><li>Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searchable archive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital preservation of cultural and historical heritage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of adaption for Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publishers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searchable archive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeated use of content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of adaptation for Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business opportunity – to sell content </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Our experience <ul><li>Digitization project of National Library of Latvia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Period: July 2010 – June 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volume: 1 562 500 book pages, 2 750 000 periodical pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily export: 10 000 pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In cooperation with soft provider CCS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digitization project of Italian newspaper «LA STAMPA» </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Period: May 2009 – March 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic archive for last 120 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>800 000 pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In cooperation with soft provider Zissor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LETA Media monitoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In operation since 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly we scan and electronically process more than 30 000 A4 pages of printed press </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In cooperation with soft provider Zissor </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Our advantages <ul><li>Successful cooperation with largest European content conversion software providers – Zissor, CCS </li></ul><ul><li>Professional and highly qualified team of 50 employees </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive and affordable pricing policy </li></ul>
  14. 14. Pricing policy <ul><li>Pricing </li></ul><ul><li>- to buy each phase separately (scanning, segmentation, content portal) </li></ul><ul><li>- to buy whole package of digitization </li></ul><ul><li>Price </li></ul><ul><li>- price is set for processed page depending on material difficulty (material quality, number of pictures/ captions, columns etc.) </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Ieva Portnaja </li></ul><ul><li>Head of Digitization Department </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: +371 22322733 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.leta.lv </li></ul>

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