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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2005 Vol.6 No.11 P.1327-1340

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.2005.A1327


The Million Book Project at Bibliotheca Alexandrina


Author(s):  ELDAKAR Youssef, EL-GAZZAR Khalid, ADLY Noha, NAGI Magdy

Affiliation(s):  Bibliotheca Alexandrina, El Shatby 21526, Alexandria, Egypt; more

Corresponding email(s):   Noha.Adly@bibalex.org

Key Words:  Million Book Project (MBP), Digital books workflow, Digitization, Universal Digital Library, Scanning, Multilingual OCR, Digital publishing, Image-on-text, DjVu, PDF


ELDAKAR Youssef, EL-GAZZAR Khalid, ADLY Noha, NAGI Magdy. The Million Book Project at Bibliotheca Alexandrina[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2005, 6(11): 1327-1340.

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Abstract: 
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) has been developing and putting to use a workflow for turning printed books into digital books as its contribution to the building of a universal Digital Library. This workflow is a process consisting of multiple phases, namely, scanning, image processing, OCR, digital archiving, document encoding, and publishing. Over the past couple of years, the BA has defined procedures and special techniques for the scanning, processing, OCR and publishing, especially of Arabic books. This workflow has been automated, allowing the governance of the different phases and making possible the production of 18000 books so far. The BA has also designed and implemented a framework for the encoding of digital books that allows publishing as well as a software system for managing the creation, maintenance, and publishing of the overall digital repository.

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