September 28, 2010 – The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DoL) has partnered with DATAMARK to scan an estimated 2.5 million pages of paper records into digital image files for long-term storage and retrieval.

This was brought to our attention by PRWeb in their article, “Document Scanning Project Electronically Archives 80 Years Of Department Of Labor History.” Dealing with old and often fragile files, DATAMARK  used several different types of high-speed and flatbed scanners to successfully capture archival-quality images, while keeping the original documents intact. DATAMARK maintained a minimum copying and indexing accuracy level of 99% per field quality based on a project average and was able to turn  around 60,000 documents per week. The entire project took one year to complete.

This was a huge project, of the kind that could benefit from machine-assisted or totally automated indexing  based on a taxonomy specific to the records being processed. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.