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Partnering to Preserve Racing's Rich History

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This presentation outlines the processes involved with converting the historic Daily Racing Form into a keyword searchable archive.

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Partnering to Preserve Racing's Rich History

  1. 1. Partnering to Preserve Racing’s Rich History<br />The <br />Preservation Project<br />
  2. 2. The 21st century<br />DRF<br />
  3. 3. Used by turf writers, horseplayers,<br />researchers<br />
  4. 4. And by casual historians whose enthusiasm cannot be curbed.<br />
  5. 5. 1896: Vol. 2<br />
  6. 6. 1906: Note change in size<br />
  7. 7. 1941: more complex layout<br />
  8. 8. 1976<br />
  9. 9. Past Performance Charts: the fractions are the quality spec: they must be readable.<br />
  10. 10. Pilot project focused on Triple Crown coverage<br />
  11. 11. The beginning: bound volumes<br />
  12. 12. Tight inner margins. Text sewn into binding.<br />
  13. 13. 1953: very aggressively bound<br />
  14. 14. How we make the DRF online <br />Remove cover<br />Remove glue<br />Separate into sections<br />Separate into pages<br />Microfilm the pages<br />Convert the film to digital images<br />Perform optical character recognition<br />Create issue level metadata<br />Divide into articles<br />Back up on portable hard drives<br />Re-house the DRF pages in archival boxes<br />Go live: http://kdl.kyvl.org/drf<br />
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  17. 17. Separate into Sections<br />
  18. 18. Trimming ragged edges<br />
  19. 19. Microfilm the pages<br />
  20. 20. Microfilm scanning<br />
  21. 21. Single page image<br />
  22. 22. Each page is cropped to show page edges.<br />
  23. 23. Optical Character Recognition makes the text searchable<br />
  24. 24. Divide into columns to identify articles and charts<br />
  25. 25. Article Types<br />Articles<br />Advertisements<br />Masthead<br />Past performances<br />Other charts<br />Comics<br />
  26. 26. Daily Racing Form Online Archive<br />
  27. 27. Powered by and available on the Kentuckiana Digital Library<br />
  28. 28. Two copies of microfilm stored in different storage vaults<br />
  29. 29. Images and metadata backed up on portable hard drives<br />
  30. 30. DRF pages housed in archival folders and boxes<br />
  31. 31. May the Horse Be With You** Harvey Pack<br />

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