Milestones: National Library of Australia Newspaper Digitisation Program Passes Five Million Pages Online
From a NLA Blog Post by David Ong:
There is some excitement amongst the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program (ANDP) team today. As of this week, we’re delivering 5 Million newspaper pages through the Trove>Newspapers and more view. Apart from being a really large number of newspaper pages*, the additional significance lies in the fact that we’ve surpassed our target for this financial year by around 600,000 pages, and we still have a month and a half to go!
The pages being delivered include around 230,000 pages of the Australian Women’s Weekly, with Issues dating from 1933-1983. All our content is indexed and searchable, and users can help us correct the automatically generated OCR text.
A huge thank you needs to go to the tireless quality assurance staff we have working on the ANDP team, as well as all the Australian State and Territory libraries, who have loaned us the microfilm for digitisation and provided information and advice on the titles we have selected to date. We also would like to acknowledge the interest and efforts of all users who have helped us correct text in the articles. To date, their efforts have totalled over 36.5 million lines of newspapers corrected.
Direct to Trove
One of the most impressive resources made available online in recent years. If you’ve never taken a look walk go NOW and take a look around.
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