Europeana Newspapers Project A Gateway to European Newspapers Online. Europeana Newspapers Project. Best Practice Network that aims at aggregating 18 million digitised historic newspaper pages from 12 European libraries, drastically improving search and retrieve possibilities. Volume.
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Europeana Newspapers ProjectA Gateway to European Newspapers Online
Best Practice Network that aims at aggregating 18 million digitised historic newspaper pages from 12 European libraries, drastically improving search and retrieve possibilities.
Newspapers are an everyman’s source of information
“Newspapers represent normal life in its own native locality”
“the newspaper and the historian” Lucy Maynard Salmon (1923)
Image: Nationaal Archief The Netherlands
Newspapers were not meant to be preserved…
with contemporary material
4 technology providers
12 content providers
2 networking partners
Drastically improve search and retrieve possibilities through refinement
Optical Character Recognition
Optical Layout Recognition
Named Entity Recognition (persons, places and organisations)
Evaluating quality and developing prediction tools for individual libraries to improve OCR results.
Metadata standardisation and recommendations
Building a content browser for newspapers
Share best practices via workshops and national information days
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