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Raiders of the Lost Archive

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Use of the archive raider (http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/the-articulated-arm-of-an-archive-raider/29243) in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.

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Raiders of the Lost Archive

  1. 1. Raiders of the Lost Archive INF 385R: Survey of Digitization May 3, 2012 Franny Gaede
  2. 2. The Warehouse
  3. 3. The Secret Tapes • Jun. 1967 - Dec. 1967 • 157 pp. of transcripts • Service Set • • • Copies Sometimes copies of copies of copies • Correlate to 15 audio recordings
  4. 4. The ARchive Raider • Clamp • Model: Manfrotto 035RL Super Clamp with 2908 Standard Stud • Articulated Arm • Model: Manfrotto 196B-2 143BKT 2-Section Single Articulated Arm with Camera Bracket • Camera • Model: Canon PowerShot SX130IS
  5. 5. THe Photographs • Dimensions: 3k x 4k • Camera Modes • • • • • • Program (more options) Automatic white balance ON Macro 2 second self-timer No flash Left zoom alone* • ~36 MB each • Exported as TIFFs
  6. 6. The Findings • Set-up, image transfer was time intensive • Extremely quick image capture • A remote for the camera would be ideal • Canon Hack Development Kit • Produced accurate OCR • Excellent quality
  7. 7. The Test vs,
  8. 8. The Findings • ABBYY • • 1 hour training custom user pattern ~40 minutes to correct OCR in ABBYY and corresponding text file • Dragon • • About 5 minutes for initial training, an additional 5 minutes to teach it additional words ~7 minutes per page, formatting is time intensive
  9. 9. The Findings • Conclusions • • Dragon works best with minimal formatting • Re-speaking from audio was unsuccessful; transcription is to be preferred • Re-speaking summaries was very efficient With some time spent on pattern training, ABBYY was superior in replicating more complicated formatting • Punctuation was a major issue; esp. the full stop, despite extensive training
  10. 10. image credits • The Warehouse - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:LBJ_Library_and_Museum_interior.png • Archive Raider, Secret Tapes - Personal photos • The Findings, Part I - http://cartoonwallpapersdownload.blogspot.com/ 2011/03/lego-indiana-jones-poster.html • The Test - http://www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/resources/mediakit/ DNS10_MediaKit_Images.html, http://www.abbyy.co.il/?langId=2 http://bit.ly/JyRXAU

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