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A IIIF Concordance

As IIIF Manifests increasingly contain transcription annotations, the tools that are able to handle these documents must also treat text content as a first-class citizen. In our TPEN software, users regularly generate new annotations with text content that is included in the manifest documents made available for every project. In addition, TPEN allows for the […]

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Exploiting Client-side Line Detection

Recently, two events coincided that inspired me to pull this code back out and take a second look at the process. The first is that our center charged a group of Computer Science majors with improving the effectiveness of our image processing algorithm as part of their senior capstone project; the second was the seemingly sudden burst of HTR promises, which depend on some level of layout analysis to work. In both cases, I was struck that improvements were accomplished in all cases with more processing power and additional layers of analysis.

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Experimenting with Client-side Line Detection

Does not compute Using an “old” iPad on a plane to review transcription data was a clarifying task. For all the advances in research technologies, even simple tasks, such as viewing manuscript images on an institution’s website can crash a five year old browser, effectively rendering it inaccessible. I am not willing to accept that […]

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Rerum Enters Public Alpha

Come one, come all. What is this Rerum of which we Tweet? Rerum is an open and free repository for all sorts of digital things. Digital anchors for real world objects and encoded assertions from real world people are stored without prejudice. It’s a data ecosystem to bring those unique digital solutions to scholarly demands […]

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Authentication and Attribution in RERUM

Any new web service or application must take a considered look at authorization, authentication, and attribution—authorization, to make changes to data; authentication, to ensure those making changes are known; and attribution, to apply proper credit for contributions. The prevailing practice is to authenticate users within applications and using appropriate context to make attributions. Popular transcription […]

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Deleted Objects in RERUM

In the last post, we explored how the tree of the version history is healed around a deleted object. In this post, we look more directly at the transformations to the deleted object itself. Let’s take the same abbreviated object to begin: The Case for Breadcrumbs Because we are removing it from the versioning, the […]

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Forgetting Deleted Objects in RERUM

At the Walter J. Ong, S.J. Center for Digital Humanities, we have been working hard on RERUM, the public object repository for IIIF, Web Annotation, and other JSON documents. The latest feature we’ve been diving into for the 1.0 release is DELETE. As is covered in the documentation on Github, there are a few guiding […]

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Versioning in RERUM

Versioning as it is known in software is simply the process of preserving previous iterations of a document when changes are made. There are many systems available to the developer which differ in centralization, cloning behaviors, delta encoding, etc., but for our purposes, the philosophy and utility should suffice. From a mile up, versioning resembles […]

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Editing Remote Objects in RERUM

 View full catalogue record One use case that has recently captured our imagination in the Center is that posed by the updating of otherwise inaccessible objects. For example, if a user found a transcription annotation at the Wellcome Library which they wanted to update, but there was no accessible annotation service mentioned, that user may […]

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Mirador and Rerum Inbox: Improving the LDN Plugin

Two complementary updates have popped up from OngCDH and our friends. The first extends the functionality of the The Mirador LDN Plugin to include more object types and the second is a new interface on the Rerum Inbox website which makes it easier for anyone to post supplemental content for public IIIF Manifests. Mirador IIIF […]