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  • EDLlocal = EuropeanaLocal My name is Olaf Janssen, TEL Office, KB, Netherlands 3 hats: Project Manager for TEL Office Liaison for Europeana Office Representative of EDL Foundation I will introduce Europeana / EDL and report on progress to-date & next steps for Europeana (near future) In my other presentation later today I will ** present you – or at least the content providers among you – some requirements for your organisation & content to be included in Europeana / EDL network ** update you about the future steps for Europeana
  • EDLlocal = EuropeanaLocal My name is Olaf Janssen, TEL Office, KB, Netherlands 3 hats: Project Manager for TEL Office Liaison for Europeana Office Representative of EDL Foundation I will introduce Europeana / EDL and report on progress to-date & next steps for Europeana (near future) In my other presentation later today I will ** present you – or at least the content providers among you – some requirements for your organisation & content to be included in Europeana / EDL network ** update you about the future steps for Europeana

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  • 1. LIBER, Europeana and theEuropeana Newspapers ProjectDresden, 17.05.2012Aleš Pekárek, Association of European Research Libraries, Den Haag, NL
  • 2. What is LIBER?• the largest network of European research/academic libraries: more than 425 institutions, from over 40 countries• LIBERs network is not restricted to the area of the European Union and it covers the whole Europe• LIBER was founded in 1971. Since 2009, LIBER has had its seat in The Hague (Netherlands)
  • 3. LIBER’s main activities (1)Strategic Plan 2009 – 2012 focuses on the following areas:• Scholarly Communication• Digitisation and Resource Discovery• Heritage Collections and Preservation• Organisation and Human Resources• LIBER ServicesThrough – Steering Committees & Working groups
  • 4. LIBER’s main activities (2)Other main activities:• Participation in EU projects• Lobbying• Publications• Annual Conference• Networking
  • 5. Participation in EU projectsExample: EUROPEANA LIBRARIEShttp://www.europeana-libraries.eu/ 5 million digital objects from 19 leading European research libraries freely accessible on The European Library and Europeana websites.LIBER Members are welcome to participate on EU projects!!!
  • 6. Lobbying - examples• Copyright LIBER signs MoU on Out of Commerce Works on behalf of European Research Libraries• Digitisation LIBER’s expression of interest for involvement in the EU Digital Agenda• European Research Area LIBER response to the EC survey on Scientific Information in the Digita
  • 7. LIBER Annual ConferenceThe largest European conference of research libraries 2012 – Tartu, Estonia 2013 – Munich, Germany 2014 – Varna, Bulgary
  • 8. LIBER’s main communication channelsWebsite: www.libereurope.euLinkedIn: LIBEReuropeTwitter: @LIBEReurope FOLLOW LIBER
  • 9. JOIN LIBER!Become a See the following links for the membership benefits and application form Any questions or ideas? Contact us at liber@kb.nl
  • 10. WHAT IS EUROPEANA??http://www.europeana.eu/portal/
  • 11. EUROPEANA means...For users:Europeana is a single access point to millions of books, paintings, films,museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughoutEurope. It is an authoritative source of information coming from Europeancultural and scientific institutions.For heritage institutions:Europeana is an opportunity to reach out to more users, increase their webtraffic, enhance their users experience and build new partnerships.For professionals in the heritage sector:Europeana is a platform for knowledge exchange between librarians,curators, archivists and the creative industries.For policy-makers and funders:Europeana is a prestigious initiative endorsed by the EuropeanCommission, and is a means to stimulate creative economy and promotecultural tourism.
  • 12. Europeana Newspapers: Aims and ObjectivesEuropeana Newspapers • 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 12
  • 13. Project Profile: Consortium & stakeholders• 17 partners from 12 countries within the consortium • National libraries • University libraries • SME• External partners and stakeholders: • Involvement of libraries outside the project consortium• Framework: • Funded as a Best Practise Network in the ICTPSP programme of the European Commission • Project Duration: February 2012 – January 2015 13
  • 14. Europeana Newspapers Consortium N LE N LF LIBER TEL SUB HH NLL CCSUSAL NLP BL SBB KB ONB NLT UIBK BnF UB LFT
  • 15. Consortium Partners1. Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 9. University of Salford(project co-ordinator) 10. CCS Content Conversion2. National Library of the Specialists GmbHNetherlands 11. Stichting LIBER3. National Library of Estonia 12. National Library of Latvia4. Österreichische 13. National Library of TurkeyNationalbibliothek 14. University Library of Belgrade5. National Library of Finland 15. University of Innsbruck6. Staats- und 16. Landesbibliothek Dr.Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Friedrich Tessmann7. Bibliothèque nationale de 17. The British LibraryFrance8. National Library of Poland
  • 16. Project Profile: Objectives1) Selection, Refinement & Aggregation of content• Make Europeana the largest provider of pan-European newspaper collections• Provision of more than 18 million newspaper pages to Europeana, many of those with full-texts• Support move from images to texts in Europeana2) Analysis of existing newspaper collections• Survey of newspaper holdings in Europe3) Quality Assurance & Best practise recommendations• Contribute to optimised workflows and data aggregation infrastructures• Provide best practice recommendations for digitization, refinement, workflows, metadata etc. and evaluation tools4) Presentation and full-text search• Improve access to newspaper collections within Europeana 16
  • 17. 1) Selection, Refinement & Aggregation of content• Aggregation of 18 million pages of digitised newspapers to Europeana and to The European Library • 8 million pages “as is” (content providers) • 10 million refined pages: OCR (UIBK, Austria) www.europeana.eu/ • 2 million refined pages: OCR/OLR (article segmentation) (CCS, Germany)• Analysis of available digital newspaper collections and selection of subsets suitable for refinement www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/ 17
  • 18. 1) Refinement – OCR and OLR• 10 million refined pages: OCR (UIBK, Austria)• 2 million refined pages: OCR/OLR (article segmentation) (CCS, Germany)• UIBK enriches the OCR with structural information CCS: Column recognition, article segmentation from their Document Understanding Platform• CCS produces OCR and verification of column recognition, zoning, article segmentation, and page class recognition• CCS provides libraries with a client technology for manual correction of recognition and segmentation results UIBK: Detection of headings, footnotes, etc. Table of contents extraction
  • 19. 1) Refinement - Named Entity Recognition• KB provides named entities recognition (NER) for material from up to three languages (Dutch, English, and German)
  • 20. 2 ) A n a ly s is o f e x is t in g d ig it is e dn e w s p a p e r c o lle c t io n s• Project partners and others will be contacted until summer 2012 to analyse the extent of digitised newspapers collections at their institutions • Results will be embedded in “Zeitschriftendatenbank” of Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Union Catalogue of Serials) • Potential new partners for the extension of the network will be suggested by survey• May also be useful to judge technical status of digitised data and as part of gathering descriptive metadata• If you hold digital newspaper collection and like to participate in the survey  please contact: survey@europeana-newspapers.eu/
  • 21. 3) Analysis of work & Best Practise Recommendations• Analysis of metadata formats in use by libraries in digitisation projects• Align metadata models with the METS/ALTO standard and release best practise recommendation on how to apply these formats in newspaper digitisation and refinement• Usability of the recommendation will be tested through an evaluation cycle• Provide recommendations on best practices for refinement of digitized newspaper collections for Europeana
  • 22. 4) Presentation & Access to full-texts• Within the lifetime of the project, a content browser will be built within TEL portal so that users can …• Search full text, e.g. • by search term, • by named entities • by collections of newspapers • by date ….• See newspaper images• Be linked to relevant library sources• This browser will be built in TEL during project; and exported to Europeana after the project
  • 23. 5) Dissemination• Objectives: • Establishment of publicity • Increasing usage of Europeana • Awareness raising among target groups• Tasks: • Media Communication • Workshops and conferences • Three main dissemination workshops • National information days • Network extension 3. Exploitation 23
  • 24. Check it out!• http://www.europeana-newspapers.eu/ WEBSITE• http://www.facebook.com/EuropeanaNewspapers FB SITE• http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4425919 LinkedIn
  • 25. Thank you for your attention!Aleš Pekárek, LIBERales.pekarek@kb.nlwww.europeana-newspapers.eu/