Two Centuries of Indian Print-Digital Workshops: February 2019-Mumbai and Indore

By Galia Umansky|March 27, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

Megan O’Looney In February, Priyanka Basu (Project Curator) and Tom Derrick (Digital Curator) of the British Library’s Two Centuries of Indian Print project team undertook a 6 day trip to Mumbai and Indore, in India. During this trip they ran two digital workshops and held meetings with several cultural and archival institutions. Workshops: The first workshop, ‘Digitisation Standards and Workflows Workshop’, took place at the Asiatic Society of Mumbai on

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Competition to automate text recognition for printed Bangla books

By Galia Umansky|March 4, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

Tom Derrick The Two Centuries of Indian Print project are running a competition, at ICDAR 2019, for automated text recognition of rare and unique printed books written in Bangla that have been digitised through the Library’s Two Centuries of Indian Print project. This is the second time we are running this competition.  Some of you may remember the Bangla printed books competition which took place at ICDAR2017 which generated significant

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