Posted on Jan 23, 2012 | Tags: | Comments (0)
The online publisher was selected by the British Library in April 2010 to digitise the newspapers and it launched the British Newspaper Archive website in November 2011. brightsolid is investing the money because it will see a financial return from payments for access to the digital content.
"We selected brightsolid as part of an open tender process because of its track record in conducting similar projects and because it works with enterprise-level workloads regulalry," said Nick Townend, digital operations manager at the British Library.
brightsolid was involved in digitising the 1911 Census for England and Wales.
brightsolid also uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) text recognition software and DocWorks for its workflow engine which we preferred," he continued.
IBM provided the virtualised HS22 Blade platform, which Townend said was chosen for its reliability and energy efficiency.
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