A Gateway to European Newspapers Online: Building Common History and Identity Around Digital Materials

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Poster presentation "A Gateway to European Newspapers Online: Building Common History and Identity Around Digital Materials" will be held in Prague at the INFORUM 2012 conference, May 22-24, 2012.

Poster presentation "A Gateway to European Newspapers Online: Building Common History and Identity Around Digital Materials" will be held in Prague at the INFORUM 2012 conference, May 22-24, 2012.

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  • 1. A Gateway to European Newspapers OnlineBuilding Common History and Identity Around Digital MaterialsINFORUM, Prague, May 21-24, 2012Vesna Vuksan, University of Belgrade, University Library “Svetozar Markovic”
  • 2. Project Profile• Funded as Best Practice Network in ICT-PSP program of EC• Duration: 2012-2015 2
  • 3. Europeana Newspapers: Aims and Objectives • Aims at the aggregation and refinement of newspapers for The European Library and Europeana. • Will use refinement methods for OCR, OLR (article segmentation), and named entity (NER) and class recognition • The libraries participating in the project will provide around 18 million digitised newspaper pages to Europeana • Further libraries will be encouraged to contribute newspapers to Europeana and TEL by the project 3
  • 4. Project Consortium• 17 partners from 12 countries • National libraries • University libraries • Others (association, private company)• External partners and stakeholders: • Involvement of libraries outside the project consortium • Various stakeholders engagement (users, technical experts, typography experts, historians etc.) 4
  • 5. EUROPEANA NEWSPAPERS CONSORTIUM LIBER NLE N LF SUB HH NLL CCS USAL NLP BL KB SBB ONB UIBK NLT BnF UB LFT
  • 6. University Library in Belgrade: Role• Involved in all segments of the project• Adds 380.000 pages of newspapers published in Serbia before 1941.• Librarians from Belgrade will participate in developing EDM and finding new ways to make Europeana content more usable and more used.• aims at creating innovative digital objects that will catch attention of users and bring back into focus the quality historical content. 6
  • 7. Project outreach www.europeana-newspapers.eu www.facebook.com/EuropeanaNewspapers 7
  • 8. Thank you for your attention!Vesna Vuksan@vesnavuksanvuksan@unilib.rs