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 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. 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.
  
-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 201759% of the magazines have been completed.**+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 201861% 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. **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.
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