GNPC extends DPTS’ transcription work

New contract from Ghana National Petroleum Company involves 13,500 tapes and cartridges.

UK-based data management specialist DPTS has been awarded a contract from Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC) to assist with the transcription of its data archive in Tema, Ghana. DPTS has been working with GNPC since 2003 when the company supplied a tape transcription system and its Diplomat software for GNPC’ own use.

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A second contract was awarded 2005 for the transcription of 6,500 9-track tapes which were stored in the UK. Two members of GNPC staff worked very closely with DPTS on this project and thus gained experience in tape transcription methods and procedures.


The current phase adds a further 13,500 tapes and cartridges and involves secondment of a DPTS project supervisor to Ghana along with an additional transcription system. Project duration is five months.

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