Improving Access to Text


Acronym: IMPACT
Title: Improving Access to Text
Status: Active
Funding Organization: EU


Leader in charge: V. Gatos
Start Date: 1/1/2008
Duration: 48 months

Summary The IMPACT project brings together fifteen national and regional libraries, research institutions and commercial suppliers - all centres of competence with unequalled experience of large-scale text digitisation processes and technologies. The project will let them share their know-how and best practices, develop innovative tools to enhance the capabilities of OCR engines and the accessibility of digitised text and lay down the foundations for the mass-digitisation programmes that will take place over the next decade. This project will facilitate a more collaborative approach to mass-digitisation. It will build capacity and lower the barriers to entry for organisations in the early stages of their own digitisation activity.