November 29, 2015

Digitization Projects: Europeana Newspapers Project Now Includes Content From Eight Data Partners (Over 1 Million Issues)

A recent post from The Europe Library points out that their work in developing the Europeana Newspapers project user interface continues and now includes digitized content from eight data partners with much more to come.

Overall, full text material and images from more than one million newspaper issues are now online.

Here’s a list of the eight partners with direct links to access the material they’re providing.

The post also says that the prototype interface has received undergone user testing. Once the report become available in the next few weeks the, “European Library will then start working adopting their recommendations, and also incorporating some other features such as the ability to search over article-level records, and to search via named entities (eg., persons or places) identified in the digitised text of the newspapers.”

TEL also includes the following about metadata:

The European Library is also discussing with Europeana the best way to expose the metadata in the portal; at the first instance metadata relating to each newspaper issue will be made available to Europeana.

The European Library and Europeana are also exploring how the scanned newspapers images for each issue can also be made available in the Europeana portal. More information will be shared as these investigations continue.

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See Also: See Also:  The Challenges of Hosting Digitised Newspaper Images & Newspaper Browsing Tool Prototype (March 20, 2014)

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