Launch of Welsh
Newspapers Online
Alastair Dunning
The European Library
13th March, Cardiff
The European Library acts as central index
point for library’s materials from
throughout Europe
Historic Newspaper Digitisation in Europe
Around 130,000,000 pages scanned
Just over 29,000 newspaper titles online
Around...
The Welsh Newspapers are in a perfect
position to add to this
Creating an index of 18m
pages that point to
library’s newsp...
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 a
mass of data to help reach education,
creative industries, tourism, research
Openness of content
Strong technical underpinnings – speedy, secure
delivery of image & text to user
A focussed collection...
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Launch of Welsh Newspapers Online

  1. 1. Launch of Welsh Newspapers Online Alastair Dunning The European Library 13th March, Cardiff
  2. 2. The European Library acts as central index point for library’s materials from throughout Europe
  3. 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. 4. The Welsh Newspapers are in a perfect position to add to this Creating an index of 18m pages that point to library’s newspaper webpages
  5. 5. Why share with Europe?
  6. 6. New international contexts and research questions
  7. 7. Exposure of Welsh language
  8. 8. Exposure of Welsh ideas / thinking / history
  9. 9. Recognition of LLGC / NLW identity
  10. 10. Potential to work with others to enrich the data
  11. 11. Within a European context a critical a mass of data to help reach education, creative industries, tourism, research
  12. 12. 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 The Welsh Newspapers are in a perfect position to add to that

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