What’s New: Videos Highlight Houghton Contributions to Library Lab

Houghton Library Blog 2013-03-14

Library Lab, a Harvard grant program for funding innovative ideas in libraries, has posted videos about a number of recent projects to YouTube. Three of those projects involve contributions from Houghton staff members:

Connecting the Dots is a pilot project using the new archival cataloging standard EAC-CPF to create records for the members of Samuel Johnson’s circle.

Scanning Key Content is experimenting with Optical Character Recognition to speed the process of cataloging books.

Transcription for Improved Research, Teaching, and Learning is working to identify a tool for transcribing the texts of digitized handwritten documents and early printed books, to make them easily searchable.

This post is part of a series called “What’s New.” Throughout the year, Houghton staff members will be blogging about new acquisitions and newly digitized materials. All posts associated with this series may be viewed by clicking on the What’sNew tag.