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Europeana Newspapers Aggregator Forum 2018 Berlin

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A quick update on Newspapers & Europeana

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Europeana Newspapers Aggregator Forum 2018 Berlin

  1. 1. A quick update on Newspapers & Europeana Clemens Neudecker (@cneudecker) Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz Europeana Aggregator Forum Spring 2018, Berlin
  2. 2. A Little Bit of History 2012 – 2015: Europeana Newspapers ICT-PSP Project (2012-2015) 31 Dec 2016: The European Library (TEL) closed 2017: DSI-2/3: Migration; Newspapers Collection Plan July 2018: Re-Launch of Europeana Newspapers thematic collection
  3. 3. Europeana Newspapers Thematic Collection
  4. 4. Use in Research
  5. 5. Use in Research • Oceanic Exchanges (Digging Into Data, 2017-2019) • impresso (Swiss National Fund, 2017 – 2020) • NewsEye (EU H2020, 2018 – 2020) • CLARIN (EU ERIC) • Europeana Research, Interviews with Researchers • At Scientific Conferences – DAS, ICDAR: Europeana Newspapers Ground Truth – LREC, ACL, ELRA: Europeana Newspapers NER Corpora
  6. 6. Oceanic Exchanges (Digging Into Data, 2017-2019)
  7. 7. impresso (Swiss National Fund, 2017 – 2020)
  8. 8. Use in Research • Digital Humanities – DHd AG Newspapers initiated at DHd 2018 – HacktheNews workshop at DHNord 2018 – Roundtable on newspapers at DHBenelux 2018 • At the Berlin State Library: – University Regensburg – Technical University Dortmund – Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
  9. 9. Other Activities • Rise of Literacy Generic Services Projekt • IIIF Newspaper Interest Group – http://iiif.io/community/groups/newspapers/ – https://github.com/IIIF/awesome-iiif#newspapers • TEI SIG Newspapers & Periodicals – https://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php/ SIG:Newspapers%26Periodicals
  10. 10. Creative Reuse
  11. 11. Berliner Schlagzeilen • Created as part of Coding da Vinci Berlin 2017 • Twitterbot that tweets out daily about the news from 100 years ago • Source code available: https://github.com/shoutrlabs/ berliner-schlagzeilen
  12. 12. Altpapier App • Created as part of Coding da Vinci Berlin 2017 • Android (and soon also iOS) app that shows the user newspaper articles with the possibility to correct errors • Available as source code https://github.com/mariabecker/OldNews and on the Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ol dnews.de.oldnews
  13. 13. Visualizing European Newspapers • Visualization prototype with large touch interface composed of multiple screens made by Sven Charleer of KU Leuven
  14. 14. State of the Archive • Photo documentary by photographer Elias Siebert about the transformation of the analogue newspaper archive to a digital collection • Exhibited at f/stop festival for photography
  15. 15. Future Plans
  16. 16. The Situation in Germany 2012 – 2015:DFG Pilot Project „Digitisation of historical newspapers“ Master Plan, Guidelines, etc. 2017: Relaunch of ZDB union catalog of serials http://zdb-katalog.de/ 2017: DFG Proposal (SBB, DDB involved) „A national portal for digitised historical newspapers at the Germany Digital Library“ 2018: DFG Call for proposals „Digitisation of historical newspapers“
  17. 17. Future Plans • Draft a Newspaper Aggregation Strategy for Europeana (many EU and associated countries „in the pipeline“) • Harmonise standards and data models and publish recommendations for best practices • Foster cooperation with researchers in the digital humanities and social sciences • Develop a roadmap for newspaper digitisation in Europe
  18. 18. Let‘s make 2018 the year of historical newspapers! Thank you for your attention. Clemens Neudecker (@cneudecker) Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz Europeana Aggregator Forum Spring 2018, Berlin

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