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-{{ 198901_cover.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 ​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. ​ 
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 +**[[magazines|SBW Magazines]]**
  
 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. 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.
  
-The first stage of the project is to scan all the pre digital magazines to PDF. This stage is well underway, with around 70% (approx 650) of the magazines ​complete, and more in progress.+The first stage of the project is to scan all the pre digital magazines ​(before 2000) to PDF. This 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 down, but the document quality makes them time-consuming to OCR. 
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 +The second stage is also well progressed. 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 produced. OCR does only a rough job, so a fair bit of editing is needed to get the text corrected. The main purpose of this wiki is to allow anyone to edit the text files. 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 issue, less for specific articles, so even if you have only a bit of free time to help out, why not give it a go. **As at Aug 2018, 61% of the magazines have been completed.**
  
-In parallel, the second stage is kicking offThis 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 editing ​is needed to get the text corrected. The main purpose of this wiki is to allow anyone ​to edit the text files. If every SBW member tidied up just one issue, the entire history of SBW would be digitised just like that.+**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.
  
-**No experience is necessary.** If you can readyou 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 editingSee 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 suggestion on which magazine ​to begin. ​Also see the list of [[editors]] of The Sydney Bushwalker (current as at November 2015).
  
-To have a look at the work that has been donecheck out the [[magazines|tracking page]]or have a look at [[199201|completed magazine]]. A list of [[interesting_articles|interesting articles]] has been started if you need a suggestion on which magazine to begin+If you have any problems in generalor with using the wikiplease drop me an email at [[website@ozultimate.com]].
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