Saving a Solar Archive

October 5, 2013 · Print This Article

Six decades of collected research and info about solar energy was nearly lost last month when torrential rains flooded parts of Boulder CO. The American Solar Energy Society, a non-profit organization supporting solar energy research and implementation is based on Boulder. The archives are now sitting in the organization’s executive director’s carport, but the organization has bigger plans in store.

The ASES is running a Kickstarter to raise funds to

digitize 60 years of archives. The fundraiser seeks to raise a relatively modest $118,977 to not just scan the documents, but additionally to OCR the data and manufacture it more readily useful. “After a page is

scanned from a paper format, whether it’s a book, magazine, research paper, or pdf, it will be converted to plain text via OCR. The images and diagrams will additionally become separate entities […]

[Source] Cynthia


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