Standards and Tools

Standards specify how one can transform historical data into searchable, digital data. Transformations themselves are performed using appropriate tools.

About the HISTFORM standard 
Norwegian standard for registration and exchange of nominative census data for the period 1865-1910. This standard describes how to convert handwritten entries in censuses to searchable data in The Digital...
About the KYRRE standard 
Standard for registration of Norwegian church books. This standard describes how to convert handwritten entries in church books to searchable data in The Digital Archives.
Special characters in searchable data 
When transcribing handwritten entries into searchable data, we occasionally add special characters to show that something was impossible to read, or that additional information has been added by the transcriber.