+ What should be in your Digital Toolbox? Conference on 10 October 2016

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The Linnean Society of London (one of READ’s MOU partners), in collaboration with the Transcribe Bentham initiative at University College London (UCL), is hosting a one-day conference on 10 October 2016. The “Digital Toolbox” conference will showcase how innovative technology is being applied to the humanities and natural sciences.  It promises to demonstrate how researchers, curators and […]

+ The READ project comes back to Germany

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The partners in the READ project will come together for an all-staff meeting in Passau, Germany from 20-22 September 2016.  The meeting will be hosted by Passau Diocesan Archives, who are one of the Large Scale Demonstrators in the project. The first part of the meeting will be an open session where archivists, librarians and […]

+ Transkribus ‘How to’ guides

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We are happy to report that new ‘How to’ guides are now available to help those who want to work with Transkribus. If you visit the Transkribus wiki, you will find the following ‘How to’ papers: How to Transcribe Documents with Transkribus – Simple Mode How to Transcribe Documents with Transkribus – Advanced Mode How […]

+ Bringing archives and technology together!

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The READ project is featured in the latest issue of Insights magazine, which is produced by the ICARUS organisation.  ICARUS represents more than 160 archives in over 30 countries. The coverage explains the aims of the project and also gives a summary of the ‘Technology meets Scholarship’ conference in January 2016, where the READ project held its kick-off […]

+ National Archives Finland takes first steps towards Handwritten Text Recognition

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The National Archives of Finland is committed to promoting access to documents relating to Finland’s cultural heritage.  Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology is now part of its mission. The National Archives of Finland has digitised millions of documents, most of which are handwritten.  As a first step, 500 of these digitised pages have now been […]

+ Videos of READ presentations

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If you want to find out more about READ, you can now watch the READ partners live in action!  Videos of presentations made at the co:op project’s ‘Technology meets Scholarship’ conference in January 2016 are now available. Text transcripts and slides from the READ presentations are available here: https://readcoop.eu/2016/03/31/presentations-from-the-read-partners-now-available/ Videos of the READ presentations can be found […]

+ READ meets in Valencia

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At the beginning of May, the READ partners met together in sunny Valencia!  The Universitat Politècnica de València hosted a technical meeting where the group considered a range of current research questions in small workshops.  Eva Lang (Passau Diocesan Archives) has summarised the discussions on the co:op blog.

+ Presentations from the READ partners now available!

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The READ project was launched in January 2016 at the ‘Technology meets Scholarship’ conference at the Hessian State Archives in Marburg (Germany).  This conference was organised by the co:op (community as opportunity – the creative archives’ and users’ network) project. Slides and presentations from the READ partners are now available at the co:op website (see links below).  Videos of the presentations […]

+ Conference at Archives Nationales

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University College London presented at a conference at the Archives Nationales in Paris on 16 March 2016. Researchers from France, the UK and Ireland came together to share ideas on using crowdsourcing for collaborative transcription and digital scholarly editing.  Louise Seaward gave an introduction to the READ project and explained how handwritten text recognition is […]

+ German Libraries Day

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An introduction to the READ project, as well as to one of the core technologies behind it, will be given by Welf Wustlich and Günter Mühlberger at the German Libraries Day in Leipzig. The talks will take place at the session: Bibliothekarisches Kulturgut organisieren und erhalten. The German Libraries Day is a large event with […]

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