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-{{ 198901_cover.png?nolink&400}}Sydney Bush Walkers (SBW) has a long and proud history, and the club magazines go back to the early 1930s. A project has been running to digitise the old SBW club magazines, and to make them available for searching ​on the web+{{ cover_199101.png?​400}}Sydney Bush Walkers (SBW) has a long and proud history, and the club magazines go back to the early 1930s. A project has been running to digitise the old SBW club magazines, and to make them available for searching. ​
  
-The project is a massive amount of work for one person. One of the aims of the project is to distribute the work, and allow as many members as possible to work on it.+**[[magazines|SBW Magazines]]**
  
-The first stage of the project is to scan all the pre digital magazines to PDF. This stage is well underway, with around 30% (approx 250) of the magazines complete, and more in progress.+The project is a massive amount of work for one person. One of the aims of the project is to distribute ​the work, and allow as many members as possible to work on it.
  
-In parallel, ​the second stage is kicking off. This stage is to use optical character recognition ​(OCR) to convert the PDFs to text, and to edit and tidy the text files that are producedOCR does only a rough jobso a fair bit of editing is needed to get the text correctedThe main purpose ​of this wiki is to allow anyone to edit the text filesIf every SBW member tidied up just one issue, the entire history of SBW would be digitised just like that.+The first stage of the project ​is to scan all the pre digital magazines ​(before 2000) to PDFThis stage is almost complete**with 770 out of 782 (98.3%) of the magazines scanned and available from this site**The small number remaining have mostly been tracked downbut the document quality makes them time-consuming to OCR.
  
-**No experience ​is necessary.** If you can read, you can certainly help! To help out with the projectjust [[http://​ozultimate.com/​sbw/​wiki/​start?​do=register|create an account]]. Once you have created an accountyou can pick magazine and begin editing. See the [[instructions]] for what you need to do to correct ​the files.+The second stage is also well progressedThis stage is to use optical character recognition (OCR) to convert ​the PDFs to textand to edit and tidy the text files that are producedOCR does only a rough jobso fair bit of manual ​editing ​is needed to get the text corrected. The main purpose of this wiki is to allow anyone ​to help edit the text files. ​
  
-To have a look at the work that has been donecheck out the [[magazines|tracking page]]or have look at a [[199201|completed ​magazine]].+If every SBW member tidied up just one issue, ​the entire history of SBW would be digitised just like that. It takes around an hour to tidy up one issueless for specific articles. Even if you have only a bit of free time to help out, why not give it go. **As at May 2020, 79.4% of the magazines have been completed.**
  
 +**No experience is necessary.** If you can read, you can certainly help! To help out with the project, just [[http://​ozultimate.com/​sbw/​wiki/​start?​do=register|create an account]]. Once you have created an account, you can pick a magazine and begin editing. See the **[[instructions]]** for what you need to do to correct the files.
  
 +To have a look at the work that has been done, check out the **[[magazines|tracking page]]**, or have a look at a [[199201|completed magazine]]. A list of **[[interesting_articles|interesting articles]]** has been started if you need a suggestion on which magazine to begin. Also see the list of [[editors]] of The Sydney Bushwalker (current as at May 2020).
  
 +If you have any problems in general, or with using the wiki, please drop me an email at [[website@ozultimate.com]].
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