IMPACT Final Event 26-06-2012 - The IMPACT Centre of Competence by Rafael Carrasco (University of Alicante)

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IMPACT Final Event 26-06-2012 - The IMPACT Centre of Competence by Rafael Carrasco (University of Alicante)

  1. 1. . IMPACT center of competence in digitisation www.digitisation.eu The Hague June 2012 (The Hague) . June 2012 1 / 16
  2. 2. Concept. (The Hague) . June 2012 2 / 16
  3. 3. Foundations. 1 OCR (and linguistic) tools created by the impact consortium (for evaluation, post-correction, binarization, etc). 2 Singular linguistic resources: half a million images, over 50,000 ground truth transcriptions (accurate mapping), specialised lexica. 3 Unique cooperation between researchers, libraries, digitisation experts and service providers, including public and private organisations. (The Hague) . June 2012 3 / 16
  4. 4. Resources committed. The Centre has distributed organisation and shared costs: 1 Personnel (shared with BVC and KB): technical manager, computer engineer, administrative support. 2 Website (hosted by PSNC, content maintained by UA and KB). (The Hague) . June 2012 4 / 16
  5. 5. Founding (premium) members. Fundaci´n Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes o Koninklijke Bibliotheek Biblioth`que nationale de France e British Library Instituut voor Nederlandse Lexicologie Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur F¨rderung der angewandten o Forschung Pozna´ Supercomputing and Networking Center n Universidad de Alicante Planman Technologies (The Hague) . June 2012 5 / 16
  6. 6. Membership. Website registration is free. Standard membership is 600/1000e (per year). Premium membership is 6000/10000e (per year). Reduced fees for 2012. (The Hague) . June 2012 6 / 16
  7. 7. Benefits. Basic services provided for members: Showcasing of tools (provided that no specific development or adaptation is required). Community management and support (organisation of events, fund raising, etc). Organisation of training, scientific and dissemination events (competitions, conferences and awards). (The Hague) . June 2012 7 / 16
  8. 8. Running the centre. The Centre is a non-profit organisation. Basic services (showcasing, evaluation, dissemination) are provided for a relatively low fee. The target is to engage a significant number of organisations (including collective enrolment). On-demand services, such as software adaptation or development, will be charged separately. (The Hague) . June 2012 8 / 16
  9. 9. . (The Hague) . June 2012 9 / 16
  10. 10. Website: knowledge bank. www.digitisation.eu/knowledge-bank: Introduction to Digitisation Project Planning Material Selection for Digitisation Image Capture Image Optimisation OCR Dictionaries and Lexica Optical Character Recognition Project Management Metadata Creation and Management Migration, Storage and Preservation Intellectual Property and Copyright Outsourcing (The Hague) . June 2012 10 / 16
  11. 11. Website: information pages. Continuously updated news and information about events (www.digitisation.eu/news-events) Digitisation tool documentation and showcasing. (The Hague) . June 2012 11 / 16
  12. 12. Website: demonstrator platform. Upon registration, mock-ups can be seen. Members can access tool demonstrators. For instance, the border detection and removal tool can be tried here. (The Hague) . June 2012 12 / 16
  13. 13. Border detection & removal example. (The Hague) . June 2012 13 / 16
  14. 14. Border detection & removal example. (The Hague) . June 2012 14 / 16
  15. 15. Challenges. 1 Respond to the expectations of potential members. 2 Design and implement an enhanced collection of basic services. 3 Integrate diverse expertise from members. 4 Contribute to keeping innovation alive in the long-term. 5 Identify target customers and stakeholders. 6 Serve lingual and cultural diversity. (The Hague) . June 2012 15 / 16
  16. 16. . IMPACT center of competence in digitisation www.digitisation.eu The Hague June 2012 (The Hague) . June 2012 16 / 16

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