- there is a lot of information that was printed on paper in the past on archaeology, typeset and typewritten, and in some cases later photocopied
- more value and wider use of this information becomes readily available once it moves into a searchable digital character-based form
- OCR scan
Retyping: someone reads the document and types it directly word for word into a new word processing file. There will be typos and other errors to catch in proofreading.
there is a Sagard text that has been retyped. I will stop my post here and let John pick up the story since he knows all the details about this effort.