Launch of Welsh Newspapers Online

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Launch of Welsh Newspapers Online

  1. 1. Launch of WelshNewspapers Online http://welshnewspapers.llgc.org.uk/ Alastair Dunning The European Library 13th March, Cardiff
  2. 2. The European Library(http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org) acts as central index point for library’s materials from throughout Europe
  3. 3. Historic Newspaper Digitisation in EuropeAround 130,000,000 pages scannedJust over 29,000 newspaper titles online Around 85% are freely available
  4. 4. Europeana Newspapers project is creating anindex of 18m pages that point to library’s newspaper webpages The Welsh Newspapers are in a perfect position to add to this
  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 amass of data to help reach education, creative industries, tourism, research
  12. 12. The Welsh Newspapers are in a perfect position to add to that 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

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