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  • Large Scale Digitization Success Factors

    1. 1. Kirtas Technologies November 20, 2008 Large Scale Digitization Success Factors
    2. 2. Today’s Agenda <ul><li>Large scale digitization overarching trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Impacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitization Location </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Large scale digitization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Requirements and Success Factors </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Overarching Trends <ul><li>Current Financial Realities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition of value of content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater desire for commercialization of content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements for projects to have the ability to be self funding or partially offset digitization investment </li></ul></ul>© 2008 Kirtas Technologies, Inc. | Proprietary & Confidential Financial Impact
    4. 4. Overarching Trends <ul><li>Focus on “packaged” collections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized for sale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized for search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on organization of material for content providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of mechanism for retail channels </li></ul></ul>© 2008 Kirtas Technologies, Inc. | Proprietary & Confidential Financial Impact
    5. 5. Overarching Trends <ul><li>Greater acceptance of the digitization of rare and fragile materials </li></ul><ul><li>Less willingness for books to be moved from existing controlled environments </li></ul><ul><li>More vendor flexibility required </li></ul>Digitization Location
    6. 6. Large Scale Digitization Success Factors <ul><li>Preservation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Document integrity preserved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimum book positioning, less stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gentle Page handling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast setup, Maximum throughput </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic batch processing for minimal operator intervention </li></ul></ul>Imperatives
    7. 7. <ul><li>Quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State-of-the-art optics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic image processing & enhancement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better search/data management with XML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier document repurposing with OCR (180 languages, inc R2L languages) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple file outputs </li></ul></ul>Large Scale Digitization Success Factors
    8. 8. Large Scale Digitization Success Factors <ul><li>Quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitize an object once </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate foldouts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and oversize material </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rigorous Quality Control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Better search/data management with XML </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easier document repurposing with OCR (177 languages) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple file outputs </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Large Scale Digitization Success Factors 3 Pillars of Digitization It's Not Scanning… It's Digitization! I M A G E D I G I T I Z A T I O N O C R M E T A D A T A STANDARDS
    10. 10. Large Scale Digitization Success Factors 3 Pillars of Digitization <ul><li>1. IMAGES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture - High Quality Images (Full Color) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Background removal & de-speckling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Text block Alignment (Horiz & Vert) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contrast & brightness control </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grayscale, bi-tonal reduction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Image Segmentation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Output </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TIFF, JPG, JPG2000, PDF </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Large Scale Digitization Success Factors <ul><li>2. OCR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High level of Accuracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repurposing (where OCR matters) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>eBooks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile devices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audio (text to speech), Braille </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other emerging & future format </li></ul></ul></ul>3 Pillars of Digitization
    12. 12. <ul><li>3. Metadata </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliographic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MARC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ONIX </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>XML Tagging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>METS – Structural </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ALTO – Down to the character, position, font </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create new content – select & combine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scanning & Processing parameters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>METS - Single file that includes all Metadata </li></ul></ul>Large Scale Digitization Success Factors 3 Pillars of Digitization
    13. 13. Large Scale Digitization Success Factors SCAN PROCESS QC Mixed B/W GRAYSCALE COLOR Print-ready PDF Web-enabled PDF ALTO TEXT + word Posn. MS Word Rescan Reprocess Robust Workflow & Quality Control Retouch QA OCR
    14. 14. Large Scale Digitization Success Factors Today’s output may not be suitable to tomorrows needs without the “key” Future Proof E-books Kindle Sony Reader METS/ALTO NEXT? Braille Audio Books Custom Compilations
    15. 15. <ul><li>In large scale digitization, quality means longevity </li></ul><ul><li>Quality digitization requires: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faithful images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accurate OCR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thorough Metadata </li></ul></ul>CONCLUSION

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