Our blog posts expand on elements of the Atlas, including selection decisions, lessons learned from our archival partners, and some of the ontological issues we found when working with digitised newspaper metadata.

Ask for an Inch, We'll Give you a Mile

In our last, we spoke of the seemingly unnecessary loss of ontological information that occurred as we moved from analogue newspaper indices to digital full-text searching. In this week’s blog, we aim to discuss some of the ameliorations that do or could exist. [Read More]

How Do You Solve A Problem Like OCR?

The complexity of Optical Character Recognition as a problem isn’t always fully understood by users. In 1999, Stephen V. Rice, George Nagy and Thomas A. Nartker offered an illustrated guide to OCR that suggested “A seven year old child can identify characters with far greater accuracy than the leading OCR... [Read More]

Issues with Editions; Editions with Issues

In the case of newspapers, the digital edition is a copy of a version that is unique among many possible editions. It may have a damaged page or may be missing some material available in another edition, such as advertisements. … Unlike print, digital remediations of historical texts are accessible... [Read More]