Author Archives: Stuart Dunn

March 2012 Advisory Board

The minutes of the project Advisory Board meeting held in March 2012 are now available. Click here to view them.

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Checking the OCR samples

Having just proof-read OCR samples from 6 county survey volumes (my first task on this project), I have been astonished at the sheer quality of the OCR output. Scanning technology has certainly come a long way since I first saw … Continue reading

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DEEP in numbers

Following my talk at yesterday’s GeoCulture seminar in London, I thought I’d post some figures about the SEPN content which DEEP is digitising: 80+ years of scholarship 32 English counties 86 volumes 6157 elements 30,517 pages c. 4,000,000 individual place-name … Continue reading

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Digitisation as research

With the REF on the horizon, most academics are currently concerned with matters of impact and academic recognition. Therefore, getting academic recognition for a digitisation project, such as those funded under the JISC eContent programmes, is an important question. In … Continue reading

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Consortium Agreemenent

Happy to report that the DEEP project consortium agreement between KCL, Queens, Edinburgh (both LTG and EDINA) and Nottingham has been agreed and signed.

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Starting digitisation

The DEEP project started on time in November last year. Our project plan has been finalised, and will shortly be available from our page on the JISC website. As it promised, the Survey of English Place-names (SEPN) is a complex … Continue reading

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Updated project description

Here is our updated description for the DEEP project: Place-names are not static. They change and evolve over time, in response to the development of language, wars and conquests, shifting administrative boundaries, or simply the vagaries of spelling in the … Continue reading

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Project Kick-Off

It’s probably worth starting by summarising what this new JISC-funded project is all about so here’s a summary from the grant application to the JISC eContent Capital Programme: Place-names are a fundamental concept in all academic collections: everything happens somewhere. … Continue reading

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