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MANAGING ARABIC TEXT DIGITIZING PROJECTS >> Curriculum
   

AMEEL digitization workshop at MESA 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008 (9am-3pm)  Room: Virginia C
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel; Washington, DC

Curriculum
9:00-9:15               Overview

  • Goals of the 1-day workshop
  • Digitizing Arabic Materials: why and what’s involved?

9:15-10:15             Preparing to Digitize

  • Evaluation & Selection: what to digitize?
  • Copyright Concerns: complying with the law

10:15-10:30           Morning Break 
10:30-12:00           Converting Arabic Text via OCR

  • Why? What does Optical Character Recognition do?
  • Two software solutions: Sakhr / VERUS

12:00-12:45           Lunch
12:30-12:45           Questions from the Morning (while finishing lunch?)
12:45-1:45             Technical Decisions: Metadata, Formats, Preservation

  • Schemas: MARC, Dublin Core
  • Formats: Preparing for Searching & Retrieval
  • Archiving digitized files – preservation and access

1:45-2:45               Staffing

  • Evaluating Capacities
  • In-house team
  • Outsourcing

(Afternoon Break during sessions -- water bottles available)
2:45-3:00               Wrap-up, Demonstration & Evaluations

 
 

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