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Digitizing, Inventorizing, Enriching 7 Items

FADGI – Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials (2022)

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Language(s): English

This document presents professional methods for creating the most faithful digital reproductions possible of physical two-dimensional collection items such as texts, plans, maps, graphics, or photographs.Iit also focuses on documenting image-related information in metadata.

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Newspaper Digitization Master Plan - Recommendations for the Digitization of Historical Newspapers in Germany

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Language(s): German

The "Masterplan Zeitungsdigitalisierung" summarizes the experiences and results of the DFG project "Digitalisierung historischer Zeitungen" and includes a summary of the most important recommendations.

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Metamorfoze Preservation Imaging Guidelines (2012)

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Language(s): English

Specifications for the digitization of two-dimensional materials such as manuscripts, books, newspapers, and magazines, but also photographs, paintings, and graphic sheets. They are technically oriented and refer exclusively to the image quality and metadata of the primary file.

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Ground Truth Guidelines für OCR-D (Optical Character Recognition Development)

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Language(s): English

The Ground Truth Guidelines have grown out of the DFG-funded initiative for Optical Character Recognition Development. They address the creation of ground truth, i.e. reference data for the development and evaluation of OCR systems.

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DFG Practical Guidelines on Digitisation (2016)

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Language(s): German English

The DFG Code of Practice offers recommendations for good practice in the preparation and implementation of digitization projects. By formulating standards, they aim to contribute to the sustainability and future viability of digitization projects.

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OCR – Best-practice-guide

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Language(s): English

The European Impact Centre of Competence in Digitisation has published this best practice guide to OCR. The guide provides an introduction to OCR and is more technical in nature, a bit older, but thorough.

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