Tools & Technology used for DARE

Imaging
 
Brochure for the Vanguard Scanner used by Bureau of Meteorology  scanning historical records.
 
FileRenamer: computer software to rename the imaged files from a camera generated name to a name that reflects the content of the image file and to archive multiple files into directories on a PC (minimal cost for an annual license).
 
 
Strip Chart Digitization
 
 
Weather Wizards, a digitization program developed for IEDRO for chart digitization.
 
Weather Wizards video clip, an explanation of the IEDRO strip chart digitization program.
 
 
Various

Optical Character Recognition, free online: https://www.free-ocr.com/
 
 
pdftools
The pdftools package allows for extracting text and metadata from pdf files in R.
 
 

Reading and converting obsolete data
- www.georgeblood.com (audio, video, film media)
- Peer Hechler, WMO; e-mail: phechler@wmo.int (magnetic tapes, old diskettes)