This partnership delivered a range of benefits to ProQuest and The Bodleian Library including:
Conserving the originals
With access to the collection now online, researchers are less likely to need to see the fragile originals, which helps minimise the risk of damage to them.
By making access to its collections easier, the Bodleian Library is better serving its users and hence enhancing its reputation.
- Specialist high quality colour scanning of 150,000 archive images
- Digital capture of unique collection for web viewing
- OCR (optical character recognition) created for each image to facilitate easy, accurate searching for users
- Barcode recognition facilitates indexing