Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Innovation in National Library of Australia newspaper digitization project

Everybody's doing it! Now the National Library of Australia's newspaper digitization project is enlisting volunteers to enhance their online services, in this case to improve the quality of the product.

When you click on a search hit on their nicely cleanly designed Historic Australian Newspapers, 1803 to 1954 site you see not only an image of the original paper, but also the transcribed text version. You can then suggest changes, line by line.

The system is still in development. At present making a change may throw off the highlighting of search words in the image of the original page.

1 comment:

WJM said...

That. Is. AWESOME.