Mass digitisation

Impact Centre of Competence

The conversion of extremely large amounts of printed material into digital format. Volumes in a mass digitisation workflow are selected on the basis of shared characteristics (bibliographic, rights-related, physical, etc.) to optimise the speed with which they can be scanned, described and published. Mass digitisation is characterised by a high degree of automation, highly structured workflows and low manual input. OCR tends to be used as an index to the basic
metadata. The most prominent example of a mass digitisation project is Google Books.

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