We are very happy to welcome The British Library into the READ project network as a Memorandum of Understanding partner. The British Library collection is vast, containing more than 150 million items including a copy of Magna Carta and papers written by The Beatles.
Cooperation between READ project partners and The British Library has been developing across the past few years and the library is now working with Transkribus to train a Handwritten Text Recognition model to recognise colonial records from the nineteenth century. We look forward to seeing the results soon!
The British Library joins the national libraries of Spain, France and Norway and many other archives, libraries and institutions who have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the READ project. If you are interested in becoming part of our network, send us an email to find out more!