The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) have partnered on a pilot project to improve access to LAC’s materials in the Héritage collection through Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR). The pilot project will process a subset of RG 10 collection, “Records relating to Indian Affairs,” with Transkribus ICR software developed by READ-COOP. This project will improve access to a highly used set of records and begin the journey towards our long-term aspiration to make the Héritage collection full-text searchable.
Read the rest of this announcement at https://www.crkn-rcdr.ca/en/crkn-and-library-and-archives-canada-partner-improve-access-digitized-handwritten-materials
I’m guessing the selection of the RG10 collection for the pilot project is related to availability of funding.