November 26, 2020

Europeana Newspaper Project Works to Perfect Online Experience For Historic Digital Newspapers

A new post from LIBER (Assoc. of European Research Libraries) looks at some of the work Europeana Newspapers is doing to develop their own browser for historic digital newspapers. The post includes a screenshot of the new browser being developed by members of the group.

From the Blog Post:

Over the past few months, the Europeana Newspapers Project has been working to build an online browser that will display digital versions of historic newspapers. This tool aims to provide a simple yet effective way to search the 18 million digital newspaper pages that Europeana Newspapers will make available through Europeana and The European Library.

Usability testing is obviously a key part of this work. That’s why the most recent Europeana Newspapers workshop in Amsterdam (held as part of The European Library’s annual conference) focused on what works and what doesn’t when presenting newspaper content online.

Read the Complete Blog Post, Access Links to Newspaper Browsers From Six National Libraries
The post also includes some analysis of the newspaper browsers by Dean Birkett, a User Experience Designer at Europeana.

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.

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