Hans-Günter Schmidt

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Creating digital representations of ancient manuscripts, prints and maps is a challenging task due to the sources' fragile and heterogeneous natures. Digitization requires a very specialized set of scanning hardware in order to cover the sources' diversity. The central task is obtaining the maximum reproduction quality while minimizing the error rate, which(More)
Early maps are a valuable resource for historical research, this is why digital libraries for early maps become a necessary tool for research support in the age of information. In this article we introduce the Referencing and Annotation Tool (RAT), designed to extract information about all places displayed in a map and link them to a place on a modern map.(More)
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