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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 project
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
  • Cross European cultures
  • Sharing best practices
  • Improving accessibility
  • Improving availability

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why newspapers
Why Newspapers

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

the challenges
The challenges……

Newspapers were not meant to be preserved…

  • frail and crumbly paper
  • missing edition
  • incomplete supplements
  • poorly bound
  • fading ink
  • different fonts
  • legal uncertainties

with contemporary material

slide5
Who

4 technology providers

12 content providers

1 aggregator

2 networking partners

slide7
How

Drastically improve search and retrieve possibilities through refinement

Optical Character Recognition

Optical Layout Recognition

Named Entity Recognition (persons, places and organisations)

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slide8
How

Evaluating quality and developing prediction tools for individual libraries to improve OCR results.

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slide9
How

Metadata standardisation and recommendations

Image: Ukenaut

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slide10
How

Building a content browser for newspapers

Image: HenrikS

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slide11
How

Share best practices via workshops and national information days

Image: Australian National Maritime Museum

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more information on our website
More information on our website

http://www.europeana-newspapers.eu/

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