Better Late Than Never

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.

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I’m guessing the selection of the RG10 collection for the pilot project is related to availability of funding.

One Reply to “Better Late Than Never”

  1. A step in the right direction. I was just reading about Transkribus the other day and the possibilities of this program look pretty amazing. And from a genealogist point of view, the records that are going to become available is fantastic.

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