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Digitizing the Archives of the Private Committees for the Safeguarding of Venice


    

The overall aim of this project was to design a digitization process that would efficiently extract all the useful and important information about restoration records contained in the paper archive of the Private Committees for the Safeguarding of Venice. The team selected a representative sample of 5% of the paper records to develop a final method for the extraction and digitization of relevant information from the archive. The test that was conducted suggested the use of cloud storage for the digital documents and allowed the team to estimate the extent of the total archive in 47,000 pages, which would take approximately two years to digitize for a total cost of around €95,000. By extracting relevant pieces of information from the scanned documents, the team demonstrated that the resulting system facilitates detailed analyses that reveal statistics and trends that were previously hidden in the paper archive.

Blog Updates

  • Week 12/5 Update At the beginning of the week, the Archive Team had a meeting in order to the group about what each member had done. Lorey has focused on the extraction of ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2012, 7:37 AM by Lorey Aragon
  • Week 11/4 Update We survived our first week in Venice! Besides all the fun and attractions, the Archives Team B’11 have been working on our proposal and organizing the information needed. We ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2012, 8:06 PM by Lorey Aragon
  • Digitization Process      1. Searching a project   Different criteria were taken into consideration before we selected the 15 projects we wanted to work with. We decided to select projects with different object types ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2011, 8:19 AM by Lorey Aragon
  • Venice State Archive The Venice State Archives part of the Superintendence of Archival Heritage of the Veneto and the Ministry of Heritage and Culture. They are in charge of all the archive administration ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2011, 7:31 AM by Lorey Aragon
  • Save Venice Inc. Save Venice Inc. is an American organization (founded in 1971 by John McAndrew (1904-1978), his wife, Betty Barlett McAndrew, and Sydney J. Freedberg) that funds projects in Venice in ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2011, 11:02 AM by Lorey Aragon
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