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Building a life course dataset from Australian convict records Founders & Survivors: Australian life courses in historical context 1803-1920

McCalman, Janet Susan; Kippen, Rebecca; Smith, Leonard; Silcott, Sandra


Founders & Survivors is a multi-university and public collaborative project that is building a transnational and intergenerational dataset of life courses generated from the UNESCO recognised convict records of Tasmania. This chapter outlines the technical history of the project: Mass digitization and archiving online of over 100,000 images, manual scholarly transcription and the building of a prosopography database. This comprises a relational genealogy database integrated with an XML (BaseX)...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings Workshop 'Population Reconstruction'
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19884-2_14


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