Thursday, November 27, 2008
CBIP demonstrated today
Today, Digital Media Co., Ltd., of China Publishing Group demonstrated its pilot project "Chinese Books in Print", which is based on sample copies from publishers. DMC scans all the pages of covers, TOCs, colophons and last pages of books, and makes OCR to convert the images into characters. Catalogers can use the digital information for cataloging MARC records, which can be used by booksellers for book distribution and by libraries for enriched library cataloging. If the project is successful, the information flow of the whole book industry chain can be more efficient, and the work load of catalogers from publishers (for CIP records), booksellers (for distribution) and libraries (for enriched cataloging) can saved to a great extent.