Saturday, May 10, 2014

Librarians 2, OCR Nil

The obituary had been scanned and is found in the paper’s historical archives. But here is why it doesn’t show up in an online search.
In the first line of the obit, the man’s name goes “Brown-” and then continues to the second line, “field.”
That’s not picked up by the scanner as one word.
But Ann Ferguson, a librarian at the Seattle Room on the 10th floor, which is part of special collections, found the obituary in the Northwest card index.
- Seattle Times