Phase III of the OCR-D-coordination project granted

Elisabeth Engl Jan 19, 2021 🏷 DFG 🏷 grant 🏷 phase 3

The coordination project’s application for the third phase of the OCR-D funding initiative was approved by the DFG in January 2021. In phase III, we will optimise the results of the previous module project phase and we will initiate the productive use of the OCR-D software in mass digitisation both technically and organisationally.

The previous project partners from BBAW, HAB and SBB will now be joined by SUB Göttingen and GWDG, whereas the KIT has left the project. Together, the partners can continue to support and coordinate the work of the other OCR-D projects in Phase III. In addition, the OCR-D software will be optimised for its use in mass digitisation and the functioning of the overall OCR-D workflow will be ensured. Great importance will be put on ensuring the permanent support and further development of the OCR-D software and on communicating the results of the implementation work to a broad circle of users who will use it for the efficient full-text digitisation of VD materials.

The coordination project is delighted to continue the work of the two previous project phases and looks forward to working with the other OCR-D projects.