Austria-Hungary WWI Casualties

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Austria-Hungary WWI Casualties

Postby logan » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:17 pm

Very clear images of World War I casualty lists for Austria-Hungary are viewable and full-text searchable on the website of the Upper Austrian Regional Library. To search the casualty lists, enter your search term (e.g., surname, surname and given name, surname and town) at http://digi.landesbibliothek.at/viewer/browse/periodika.verlustliste*/-/1/CURRENTNOSORT/-/. In the list of search results, click on a thumbnail image to show a medium-size image with the matching text highlighted. Even larger images can then be viewed by 1) clicking the full-screen button above the medium-size image and then using the zoom slider at the top, or 2) moving the grey slider above the medium-size image to the right to zoom in. When zoomed in, an image can be clicked-and-dragged to change the section that is visible.

The search results for these images (generated via OCR) seem to be (much?) more accurate than those for the same lists at other sites (e.g., Austrian National Library at http://anno.onb.ac.at/anno-suche/#searchMode=complex&title=Verlustliste+&resultMode=list&from=1&sort=date+asc or Kramerius Digital Library at http://kramerius.nkp.cz/kramerius/handle/ABA001/24665809). This might be because of the superior quality of their images.

The Upper Austrian Regional Library has not yet posted all its lists online. They have so far posted about 40% of known lists, and are digitizing more each day, essentially in chronological order from earliest to latest. It remains to be seen how much their online collection will ultimately overlap with the others in scope.

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