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  • Launch of WelshNewspapers Online http://welshnewspapers.llgc.org.uk/ Alastair Dunning The European Library 13th March, Cardiff
  • The European Library(http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org) acts as central index point for library’s materials from throughout Europe
  • Historic Newspaper Digitisation in EuropeAround 130,000,000 pages scannedJust over 29,000 newspaper titles online Around 85% are freely available
  • Europeana Newspapers project is creating anindex of 18m pages that point to library’s newspaper webpages The Welsh Newspapers are in a perfect position to add to this
  • Why share with Europe?
  • New international contexts and research questions
  • Exposure of Welsh language
  • Exposure of Welsh ideas / thinking / history
  • Recognition of LLGC / NLW identity
  • Potential to work with others to enrich the data
  • Within a European context a critical amass of data to help reach education, creative industries, tourism, research
  • 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