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Digital library management and archiving software by PressMart unlocks the historic archives of newspapers, libraries, magazines, journals and catalogs into Digital Format. PressMart Magazine and Newspaper Publishing software is the industry most advanced online publishing software. Its emagazine and epapers are widely used in 21 countries including US, UK, INDIA, Spain, Germany. For more info pls visit

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Digital Library Solutions

  1. 2. Right questions to ask when digitizing historic newspapers
  2. 3. Ask <ul><li>Why digitize? The right reasons. </li></ul><ul><li>What is being digitized? And, how? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the expected delivery? And, why? </li></ul><ul><li>What should be the digitization depth? </li></ul><ul><li>How are old images handled? </li></ul><ul><li>How will the project be managed? </li></ul><ul><li>What infrastructure will be used? </li></ul><ul><li>Which storage media is right? </li></ul><ul><li>Life after digitization… </li></ul>
  3. 4. Why digitize? The right reasons. <ul><li>Reduce cost. Increase efficiency. Prepare for a bad day. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce cost of storage & access of archives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make internal editorial research efficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disaster Management Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monetize? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual & Institutional Subscribers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third-party Syndication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some wrong reasons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My boss told me to… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others are doing it… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money to burn… </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. What is being digitized? And, how? <ul><li>Inventory Check </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How old? How many? What size? What language? What condition? Color vs. B/w? Newsprint, Microfilm, Microfiche, Images, PDF? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where is it scanned? </li></ul><ul><li>Who manages logistics? </li></ul><ul><li>How is inventory managed? </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Handling </li></ul><ul><li>Storage and Disaster Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Assurance Certification (ISO) </li></ul>
  5. 6. What is the expected delivery? And, why? <ul><li>Digital Edition </li></ul><ul><li>Image </li></ul><ul><li>Image PDF </li></ul><ul><li>Image-over-text PDF </li></ul><ul><li>XML </li></ul>
  6. 7. Image <ul><li>Effective for long-term storage </li></ul><ul><li>Re-print in high-resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Available in various formats (JPEG/TIFF/PDF) </li></ul>
  7. 8. Image-over-text PDF <ul><li>Retains originality </li></ul><ul><li>Allows search within PDF on background text layer </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights search results on foreground image layer </li></ul>
  8. 9. Digital Edition <ul><li>Standard Web Browser-based </li></ul><ul><li>Download & Plug-in free </li></ul><ul><li>Access within the Intranet or open up on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Seamlessly integrates with your current delivery system </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced browsing features including Index, Search, Gallery, Print and Share </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-bundled with Subscription and Fullfilment features </li></ul>
  9. 10. XML <ul><li>Standards-based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Future-proof </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate with third-party services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Re-purposable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliver on any channel / device </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effective Backup & Storage </li></ul>
  10. 11. What should be the digitization depth? <ul><li>Page Title </li></ul><ul><li>Issue Number </li></ul><ul><li>Edition </li></ul><ul><li>Article Headline </li></ul><ul><li>Article Byline </li></ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Body / First Paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>Abstract </li></ul>Tagging & Accuracy Depth
  11. 12. How are old images handled? Dust Removal
  12. 13. How are old images handled? Reconstruction
  13. 14. How are old images handled? De-speckling
  14. 15. How are old images handled? Cleaned up Page
  15. 16. How will the project be managed?
  16. 17. What infrastructure will be used? <ul><li>Scanning Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Backup & Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery Media </li></ul><ul><li>OCR Technology </li></ul>
  17. 18. Decide the right storage media. Your library will live here. Your users will research here. SAN NAS DLT / LTO DVD
  18. 19. Life after digitization… <ul><li>Monetizing from the digital content </li></ul>
  19. 20. Go-to-market yourself? Institutional Subscriber Individual Subscriber Web Institutional Subscriber Fulfillment Engine Digital Library
  20. 21. Go-to-market through Intermediaries? Digital Library Google News Google Archives Lexis Nexis
  21. 22. Learnings from 400 years of newspaper archival <ul><li>Deccan Chronicle (74 Years) </li></ul><ul><li>Hindustan Times (94 Years) </li></ul><ul><li>Bangkok Post (66 Years) </li></ul><ul><li>Der Speigel (60 Years) </li></ul><ul><li>Hindi Milap (65 Years) </li></ul><ul><li>Westender (12 Years) </li></ul><ul><li>Schaffner (16 Years) </li></ul>
  22. 23. Customer’s Word <ul><li>“ By providing their comprehensive Data Digitization and Content Management Solutions, Bodhtree has empowered our initiatives in Repository Management and has helped us to digitally archive over 65 years of priceless newspapers in a short 8 months timeframe.” </li></ul><ul><li>T. Venkat Ram Reddy, Chairman, Deccan Chronicle, India </li></ul>
  23. 24. Customer’s Word <ul><li>“ The archive of newspaper pages digitized and made available on the internet, using Bodhtree’s Digital Archive Solution, is proving popular with readers. I’ve received numerous compliments and commendations from people in the local community. It’s a great historical resource. Even the Brisbane City Council is interested in linking the Westender archives to its own internet site.” </li></ul><ul><li>Kerrod Trott, Publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Westender, Australia </li></ul>
  24. 25. Case Study <ul><li>Leading English Daily in Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>Archives created from Microfilm and Newsprint from 1959 </li></ul><ul><li>Online storefront created to e-tail physically framed FrontPages to subscribers </li></ul>Front-page Print Service
  25. 26. Your next subscriber can use your library. Not necessarily by visiting it. Thank you.