1872 Online Library Catalogue

1872

Continuation of a large project to make the 1872 catalogue available online. My participation was in perfecting the automatic image rotator I designed in second year, and writing programs to find and display various entries the user searches for. We then made the catalogue available online using a MySQL database and PHP.

Development of programs to automatically correct (remove skew) badly scanned images of the 1872 printed catalogue. An OCR program was also built to assist in populating a database with the catalogue but commercial software was eventually used to handle the many languages used in the printed catalogue.

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