First international co:op convention

2016-01-19 @ 10:00 – 2016-01-21 @ 17:00
Hessian State Archives in Marburg
Friedrichsplatz 15
35037 Marburg

Handwritten Text Recognition, or how to revolutionize access to archival collections

The Hessian State Archives in Marburg (DE).

The Hessian State Archives in Marburg (DE).

From 19-21 January 2016 the Hessian State Archives in Marbug (DE) organizes the first international convention of the co:op (community as opportunity – the creative archives’ and users’ network) project in cooperation with the project READ (Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents). As both projects take highly current topic areas of the international archive-specific discourse into focus concerning archivists, historians and information technologists alike, the convention will bridge current research topics of the humanities with the pioneering technological innovations of handwritten text recognition and thus enhance both spheres resourcefully.

Thus, the aim of this joint co:op convention and kick-off meeting of the READ project is simple: Learn from each other! Computer scientists shall get a sound insight into archival collections and the main research questions, archives shall get a better understanding of cutting edge technological solutions as they will be exploited in the READ project.

More information on the programme and registration can be found here.