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International Newspaper Digitization:ALA Newspaper Interest Group

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International Newspaper Digitization:ALA Newspaper Interest Group

  1. 1. What’s happening with newspaper digitization abroad?<br />Frederick Zarndt<br />Planman Consulting Inc<br />
  2. 2. Formats<br /><ul><li>XML: METS and ALTO but not of the NDNP variety
  3. 3. Images
  4. 4. Grayscale and bi-tonal TIFF
  5. 5. Increasing use of JPEG2000 as preservation images and especially as delivery images
  6. 6. Bit-depth: Grayscale versus bi-tonal
  7. 7. Article-level digitization</li></li></ul><li>Software<br /><ul><li>British Library: Custom-builthttp://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/
  8. 8. National Library of Australia: In-house custom-built http://ndpbeta.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home
  9. 9. New Zealand National Library: Customized Greenstonehttp://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast
  10. 10. Singapore National Library Board: Customized Greenstone http://newspapers.nl.sg/
  11. 11. Bibliothequenationale de France: In-house custom-built http://gallica.bnf.fr/</li></li></ul><li>Size<br /><ul><li>Australia
  12. 12. 2,000,000 pages scanned
  13. 13. 450,000 pages OCR’d and available
  14. 14. 4,000,000 pages planned by 2010
  15. 15. New Zealand National Library
  16. 16. 1,300,000 pages completed
  17. 17. 200,000 to 250,000 pages per year planned for next 3 years
  18. 18. Bibliothequenationale de France
  19. 19. 2,000,000 pages digitized
  20. 20. 3,500,000 pages planned by 2010</li></li></ul><li>Size<br /><ul><li>British Library
  21. 21. 3,000,000 pages completed
  22. 22. 1,000,000 pages planned in near future
  23. 23. KoninklijkeBibliotheek (Netherlands )
  24. 24. 8,000,000 pages over 4 years
  25. 25. Singapore National Library Board
  26. 26. 2,000,000+ pages completed in 2 phases
  27. 27. 1,000,000+ pages planned for phase 3</li></li></ul><li>Born digital newspapers<br /><ul><li>Born digital newspapers collected
  28. 28. Singapore National Library Board
  29. 29. Bibliothequenationale de France
  30. 30. National Library of Finland
  31. 31. British Library
  32. 32. Born digital newspapers archived and access provided
  33. 33. Singapore National Library Board</li></li></ul><li>In-copyright newspapers<br /><ul><li>Straits Times from 1845 to the present day
  34. 34. News source: SPH, AP, Reuters
  35. 35. Access policy
  36. 36. Issue
  37. 37. Article
  38. 38. Photo / illustration
  39. 39. Accessible only within the National Library Board premises</li></li></ul><li>Delivery and enforcement system architecture<br />
  40. 40. ?<br />Frederick Zarndt<br />President, Planman Consulting, Inc<br />frederick.zarndt@planmanconsulting.com<br />+1.801.361.3204<br />

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