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  • 1. Launch of Welsh Newspapers Online http://welshnewspapers.llgc.org.uk/ Alastair Dunning The European Library 13th March, Cardiff
  • 2. The European Library (http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org) acts as central index point for library’s materials from throughout Europe
  • 3. Historic Newspaper Digitisation in Europe Around 130,000,000 pages scanned Just over 29,000 newspaper titles online Around 85% are freely available
  • 4. Europeana Newspapers project is creating an index of 18m pages that point to library’s newspaper webpages The Welsh Newspapers are in a perfect position to add to this
  • 5. Why share with Europe?
  • 6. New international contexts and research questions
  • 7. Exposure of Welsh language
  • 8. Exposure of Welsh ideas / thinking / history
  • 9. Recognition of LLGC / NLW identity
  • 10. Potential to work with others to enrich the data
  • 11. Within a European context a critical a mass of data to help reach education, creative industries, tourism, research
  • 12. The Welsh Newspapers are in a perfect position to add to that Openness of content Strong technical underpinnings – speedy, secure delivery of image & text to user A focussed collection for education and research A resource that can expand and exploit other opportunities