Re: [BCAB] Archives Brian Lingard 16 Nov 2012 06:45 GMT
Ottawa Canada Dear Gerard and List: You said you have no Research Assistants to read the archival material into a cassette or digital recorder. Well you don't need any as the suggestion from the other list member was that it may be cheaper for you to hire someone to read the material onto a cassette or digital recorder. My suggestion is you may wish to hire a good stenographer to type the material into a Word or Word Perfect file. These people can type verbatim at generally 60 WPM and often faster. This may be cheaper than having it recorded then dictatyping it yourself. Out of curiosity, what is your budgeted sum for dealing with this material? Also, you could ask the Archivist what they charge for duplicating Microfiche or microfilm. But then you still have to print it or transcribe it. Do you have your own copy of Kurzweil or Open Book and a scanner? If so, try asking the Archivist if you may use them in his Archive. If you don't presently have this kit, it may actually be the cheapest alternative and you may be able to get partial or external funding for it. Do they make special scanners for OCR of Microfiche or microfilms? Brian Brian K. Lingard E-mail: email@example.com Tel: +1 (613) 247-0665 Mobile: +1 (613) 725-6602 New York, NY Tel: +1 (646) 797-2862 FAX: +1 (613) 247-9998 Skype: ve3yiab2ji15 This message composed using J-Say and Dragon Naturally Speaking.