January 28, 2022

National Library of New Zealand Shares Results From eBook Digitization Pilot

From a National Library of New Zealand Blog Post by Greig Roulston:

After a whole lot of trial (and a little error), the Library’s book digitisation pilot programme has successfully produced our first ebooks. We want to know what you think of them so we can dive into digitising a whole lot more.

We’ve done this with Papers Past and AtoJs Online, digitising the full text of collection items to give you online access to huge piles of our documentary heritage. Whole books seemed like a good next step.

36 titles made up of 12,700 pages have been digitised and turned into pdf and epub files. We’ve loaded them into the National Digital Heritage Archive for preservation, but you can grab them all from the bottom of this post.

The rest of the blog post includes some of what NLNZ learned.  Topics include:

  • Workflow
  • Size of EPUB Files and Optimization
  • ISBN’s
  • Cataloging/Discovery

Much More (in the Complete Blog Post) Along With Links to View/Download the eBooks

Note: NLNZ would also appreciate any feedback you might have, contact info included in the blog post. 

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.