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Are all pages 100% searchable text? Also giving credit??

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:12 pm
by Darren Nemeth
Question: Is all of the text in the periodical scans searchable?

I am about to embark on compiling data for an introduction to a book that I am working on. (reprint of the 1907 Chicago Projection Co. catalog).

Is all text in a searchable format or some of it?

I am looking at doing research in the Motion Picture World for items related to the Chicago Projection Company and the two names I have as its managers. If all the text will run through a search engine it would be of great help as I don't know exactly what I am looking for or where.

Also, in doing research for the book I want to include the Digital Library in the bibliography. In what form should this credit be in?

Google searches indicate that citing online sources should look like this.
Henry James, The Ambassadors (Rockville: Serenity: 2009), http://books.google.com" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank.

What is the correct form for the Media Digital Library?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Are all pages 100% searchable text? Also giving credit??

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:59 am
by Spiny Norman
You mean on archive.org or through Lantern?

They've been done with OCT, optical character recognition. That means it's searchable, but not perfect. if you copy the text from a page you may find that sometimes eh, Cecil B. deMille may come out as 0ecll B. c|eNNille. Or something like that.

So the answer is no, not 100%.

Re: Are all pages 100% searchable text? Also giving credit??

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:09 am
by Frederica
Darren Nemeth wrote:
Also, in doing research for the book I want to include the Digital Library in the bibliography. In what form should this credit be in?

Google searches indicate that citing online sources should look like this.
Henry James, The Ambassadors (Rockville: Serenity: 2009), http://books.google.com" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank.

What is the correct form for the Media Digital Library?

Thanks in advance.
Darren, your should choose a citation style (Chicago will be just fine for your purposes), and all the citations should adhere to that style. The website gives format for inline and bibliographic citations.
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/too ... guide.html" target="_blank" target="_blank

Whatever style you choose, be consistent.

Re: Are all pages 100% searchable text? Also giving credit??

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:33 pm
by Darren Nemeth
I found several instances where the search term I was looking for did not show up in the results.

"Chicago Projecting"

Also, the site crashes when I search for "Amusement Supply Company".