let’s take a microscopic view of a registry project…here goes…
(this is the project used to create images of the old Grantor books from microfilm)
This project is currently very high on our priority list…here’s a close-up of how we do it...
Step 1: Flipping through the entire index, an alphabetical listing of the names contained within each page is created.
Step 2: The images are stored on our computer server in folders…by letter. Once the “name listing” is complete, an employee is assigned a letter to work on.
Step 3: These images were taken from 35mm film and contain two pages per frame. They must be split and saved as individual electronic images. This is done by “cropping” the image in Paint Shop Pro.
Step 4: Once the image has been divided it usually has to be “cleaned up”. Meaningless stray dots are removed using a feature called “despeckling”.
Step 5: When a letter is completed it must be verified. This is done by comparing the number of “names listed” with the number of “images”…if all are present there will be twice as many images as names (since the images were split).
Step 6 (maybe): If there is a inaccurate number of names to images, the MIS director checks each entry until the problem is discovered and corrected… Zoom out.