The scanning of the agency testimonies was performed in house by UBCIC
summer staff. They were scanned at 300 dpi and saved as .tiff
Optical Character Recognition and Transcription
The UBCIC project team chose to perform OCR on the agency testimony
images to allow for full-text searching and thus optimize the database
for online access. OCR was performed by UBCIC summer staff using
OmniPage Pro 14 software. The digitized text of the agency
testimonies were then saved in word format and further edited to ensure
the digitized text closely matched that of the original
transcriptions. Materials that could not be processed through
OCR software such as published articles, books, and some of the
newspaper clippings have were saved as image only .pdf files and thus
are not full-text searchable.
The Our Homes are Bleeding digital collection of searchable Agency
Testimonies is made available on line by the open source digital
library software, Greenstone.
Design of the Our Homes are Bleeding site was made possible with the
assistance of Brad Hornick. Implementation of the web site
design was powered by Marqui.