Navigating the Storm: IMPACT, eMOP, and Agile Steering Standards Academic Article uri icon


  • This article discusses two major initiatives tasked with developing tools to improve optical character recognition (OCR) or the mechanical keying of texts that are digitally available only as page images. The two initiatives are the IMProving ACcess to Text Project in Europe and the Early Modern OCR Project in the USA. Because of dealing with a multilayered problem like OCR technologies and having to collaborate with radically interdisciplinary and international team members, the two projects developed techniques that we call Agile Project Management, outlined in this essay with rationales for their use.

published proceedings

  • Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

altmetric score

  • 2.35

author list (cited authors)

  • Mandell, L. C., Neudecker, C., Antonacopoulos, A., Grumbach, E., Auvil, L., Christy, M. J., Heil, J. A., & Samuelson, T.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Mandell, Laura C||Neudecker, Clemens||Antonacopoulos, Apostolos||Grumbach, Elizabeth||Auvil, Loretta||Christy, Matthew J||Heil, Jacob A||Samuelson, Todd

publication date

  • December 2015