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Decapod: A flexible, low cost digitization solution for small and medium archives

Faisal Shafait, Michael P. Cutter, Joost van Beusekom, Syed Saqib Bukhari, Thomas Breuel

4th International Workshop on Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition International Workshop on Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition (CBDAR-11), 4th, September 22, Beijing, China , Springer , 2011
Scholarly content needs to be online, and for much mass produced content, that migration has already happened. Unfortunately, the online presence of scholarly content is much more sporadic for long tail material such as small journals, original source materials in the humanities and social sciences, non-journal periodicals, and more. A large barrier to this content being available is the cost and complexity of setting up a digitization project for small and scattered collections coupled with a lack of revenue opportunities to recoup those costs. Collections with limited audiences and hence limited revenue opportunities are nonetheless often of considerable scholarly importance within their domains. The expense and difficulty of digitization presents a significant obstacle to making such paper archives available online. To address this problem, the Decapod project aims at providing a solution that is primarily suitable for small to medium paper archives with material that is rare or unique and is of sufficient interest that it warrants being made more widely available. This paper gives an overview of the project and presents its current status.

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@inproceedings {
       abstract = {Scholarly content needs to be online, and for much
mass produced content, that migration has already happened.
Unfortunately, the online presence of scholarly content is much
more sporadic for long tail material such as small journals,
original source materials in the humanities and social sciences,
non-journal periodicals, and more. A large barrier to this
content being available is the cost and complexity of setting up a
digitization project for small and scattered collections coupled
with a lack of revenue opportunities to recoup those costs.
Collections with limited audiences and hence limited revenue
opportunities are nonetheless often of considerable scholarly
importance within their domains. The expense and difficulty of
digitization presents a significant obstacle to making such paper
archives available online. To address this problem, the Decapod
project aims at providing a solution that is primarily suitable
for small to medium paper archives with material that is rare
or unique and is of sufficient interest that it warrants being
made more widely available. This paper gives an overview of
the project and presents its current status.},
       number = {}, 
       month = {9}, 
       year = {2011}, 
       title = {Decapod: A flexible, low cost digitization solution for small and medium archives}, 
       journal = {}, 
       volume = {}, 
       pages = {}, 
       publisher = {Springer}, 
       author = {Faisal Shafait, Michael P. Cutter, Joost van Beusekom, Syed Saqib Bukhari, Thomas Breuel}, 
       keywords = {document capture, digitization, scanning, low cost book scanning},
       url = {http://www.dfki.de/web/forschung/publikationen/renameFileForDownload?filename=Shafait-Decapod-CBDAR11.pdf&file_id=uploads_1186}
}