3,500 Occult Manuscripts Will Be Digitized & Made Freely Available Online

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 04:06:39 pm »
3,500 Occult Manuscripts Will Be Digitized & Made Freely Available Online

Does Digitizing mean copies of the pages or the text typed into the digital page so it's more legible and can search, etc?
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 08:19:03 pm »
The article and two of the links I clicked through didn't explicitly say either way.
My guess, given what the video was showing of how intricate a lot of these books are constructed, I'd guess that 'digitized' will mean closer to 'photographed pages compiled as PDFs' rather than a re-writing of them to allow search-ability.

Then again, 300k euro is a lot of cash to photocopy a few thousand books, so maybe there will be a bit of both.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 04:54:49 pm »
Does Digitizing mean copies of the pages or the text typed into the digital page so it's more legible and can search, etc?

I'm sure I just did the same thing that Wilshire did but I concur with #2. Probably just scanning them in order to make them accessible as PDFs.
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