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Europeana Newspapers Transcribathon

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The Europeana Transcribathon Campus 2017 aims to bring people together, who are passionate about transcription, data enrichment and linking of various historical sources, institutional as well user generated content for learning, knowledge sharing and entertainment.

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Europeana Newspapers Transcribathon

  1. 1. Europeana Newspapers Europeana Transcribathon Campus Berlin 2017 Clemens Neudecker (@cneudecker) Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
  2. 2. Background • EU-Project „A Gateway to European Newspapers Online“ (2012 – 2015) • 13 Libraries, 2 Universities, 2 European Organisations, 1 SME • www.europeana-newspapers.eu
  3. 3. Goals • Aggregation of 18 million pages of digitised historical newspapers for Europeana • OCR-Processing of 10 million pages digitised historical newspapers • Development of Recommendation and Best Practices for newspaper digitisation
  4. 4. Europeana Newspapers Collection • Volume: – 21 million pages(!) available via Europeana; 12 million pages fully searchable – 3,3 million issues of roundabout 1,000 newspaper titles • Timeframe: 1618 – 2016 • 40 languages , 4 alphabets
  5. 5. Results • Open Data, Open Access, Open Source • Data: research.europeana.eu/itemtype/newspapers • Tools: github.com/EuropeanaNewspapers
  6. 6. http://europeananewspapers.github.io/
  7. 7. Portal • Currently hosted by The European Library (TEL) • www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/newspapers
  8. 8. Full-text search
  9. 9. Title search
  10. 10. Calender search
  11. 11. Viewer
  12. 12. Europeana Newspapers & 1914-1918
  13. 13. Research • Oceanic Exchanges (Digging Into Data)
  14. 14. Research • Data Mining Europeana Newspapers (BnF)
  15. 15. Research • Visualising European Newspapers
  16. 16. Education • iTunes U Course World War I
  17. 17. Outlook • 2018: Re-launch of Europeana Newspapers as a „thematic collection“ • Virtual exhibitions, storys, asf. • Alternative browse entry points • Collaboration with researchers
  18. 18. Follow us for updates • Twitter twitter.com/eurnews • Facebook: facebook.com/EuropeanaNewspapers • Slideshare: slideshare.net/Europeana_Newspapers • Flickr: flickr.com/photos/enewspapers/
  19. 19. Thank you for your attention! Europeana Transcribathon Campus Berlin 2017 Clemens Neudecker (@cneudecker) Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

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