Time There: 1pm - 4pm (Completion: 3 of 120 hours)
- I worked on a continuation of a project that I had helped with last semester as a volunteer for the USFSP Digital Archive. This project deals with the scans of thesis projects from previous years. My 'job' here is quality control round one. I open up pdf files and check the quality of the scans. this means overall quality as well as looking for missing pages, out of order pages, and OCR completion. Professor Schnur will do the final quality control check before merging the files together and uploading them to the digital archive.
- I also did some minor re-shelving of a few special collections books in the Mark Twain collection.
General Things from that session:
- We did discuss ideas for a paper/project/presentation for the SFA annual meeting.
- Next scheduled 'work' day (hopefully) is Saturday, 01/14/12.
- I do think Professor Schnur worries a bit that he bores me with the OCR QC, but honestly I don't mind at all. It reminds of my Archaeology course as an undergrad. Not everyone has experiences like Lara Croft or Indiana Jones, sometimes the events are just ordinary run of the mill things. I like it because these experiences are showing me how the digital archive is actually coming together. Seeing the step by step process from paper items to scanned items, to ingested (uploaded) items, to the final release in D-Space is really fascinating. I hope when I receive my job in the archive field I will be able to use things like D-Space and my experiences from USFSP to build a great digital archive.