Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg
Amsterdam 16.9.2013
eluxemburgensia
Yves Maurer
www.bnl.lu 2
www.eluxemburgensia.lu
 Archive of historical newspapers
 11 titles
 60 000 issues
 400 000 pages
 Data ...
www.bnl.lu 3
Drivers for newspaper UI
 Existing functionality should be kept
 Pick by date
 View images, zoom, next pag...
www.bnl.lu 4
Search - challenges
 What do you search in?
 www.eluxemburgensia.lu (Digitool)
is based on issues
 www.a-z...
www.bnl.lu 5
Search interface 1
www.bnl.lu 6
Search interface 2
www.bnl.lu 7
Search interface 2
www.bnl.lu 8
Viewer - challenges
 Need to handle:
 Table of contents
 Search
 Article highlighting
 Show OCR text
 B...
www.bnl.lu 9
Viewer UI
www.bnl.lu 10
User feedback
 Well received
 Especially from expat population and researchers
 Wishlist – general patron...
www.bnl.lu 11
Open source viewer
 URL: http://sourceforge.net/projects/bnlviewer/
 Used by http://www.periodika.lv/
 BS...
www.bnl.lu 12
Thank you
yves.maurer@bnl.etat.lu
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The Europeana Newspapers Project held a workshop in Amsterdam in September 2013. This presentation from Yves Maurer shows the work of the National Library of Luxembourg.

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eluxemburgensia: the portal for Luxembourg's historic newspapers

  1. 1. Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg Amsterdam 16.9.2013 eluxemburgensia Yves Maurer
  2. 2. www.bnl.lu 2 www.eluxemburgensia.lu  Archive of historical newspapers  11 titles  60 000 issues  400 000 pages  Data scanning Timeline  2003 – 2007 : Scan images only  2005 first trial with METS/ALTO  Since 2007 : METS/ALTO
  3. 3. www.bnl.lu 3 Drivers for newspaper UI  Existing functionality should be kept  Pick by date  View images, zoom, next page, next issue etc.  Internal Driver: METS/ALTO  Full text search in whole collection  Search in obituaries, image captions etc.  Articles should be an entity  Site survey  ANDP  Paperspast  ...
  4. 4. www.bnl.lu 4 Search - challenges  What do you search in?  www.eluxemburgensia.lu (Digitool) is based on issues  www.a-z.lu (Primo) is based on articles  Bad OCR  Three different search engines  Poor metadata, rich fulltext -> snippets
  5. 5. www.bnl.lu 5 Search interface 1
  6. 6. www.bnl.lu 6 Search interface 2
  7. 7. www.bnl.lu 7 Search interface 2
  8. 8. www.bnl.lu 8 Viewer - challenges  Need to handle:  Table of contents  Search  Article highlighting  Show OCR text  Browse thumbnails  Navigation in the page (zoom, drag, gestures, article reading mode, ...)  Deep links to articles and pages  Technical constraints  Speed  No flash  Browser compatibility  Integration with Digitool
  9. 9. www.bnl.lu 9 Viewer UI
  10. 10. www.bnl.lu 10 User feedback  Well received  Especially from expat population and researchers  Wishlist – general patrons  User OCR correction  Embeddable viewer for blogs  User collections with annotations  Android app  Wishlist – researchers  Access to full text data as linked data set  Printing of individual articles  Simple “microfilm-like” viewer for efficient viewing of entire collection
  11. 11. www.bnl.lu 11 Open source viewer  URL: http://sourceforge.net/projects/bnlviewer/  Used by http://www.periodika.lv/  BSD License
  12. 12. www.bnl.lu 12 Thank you yves.maurer@bnl.etat.lu

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