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Workshop on digitizing historic newspapers

From: Nat Poole <poolen>
Date: Friday, November 9, 2001
All the News That's Fit to Scan: Increasing Access to Historic
    Newspapers
Olympia Suite
Hilton National London Olympia Hotel
Kensington High Street, London W14
December 5, 2001
9 am-1pm
(Continental breakfast begins at 8 a.m.)

Over the last year there has been much public debate about the fate
of historic newspapers.  This workshop will describe and demonstrate
how Olive Software's ActivePaper Archive(tm) was used to process and
create an XML repository of digital files of nearly 500,000 articles
and other items that had been scanned from British Library Newspaper
Library microfilm by OCLC Preservation Resources.  The resulting
search capabilities open up extraordinary and affordable solutions
to the problems of preserving and increasing access to historic
newspaper content for libraries, archives and scholars.  Speakers
will include Marilyn Deegan, Refugee Studies Centre, University of
Oxford; Ed King, British Library Newspaper Project; Robert Harriman,
Library of Congress; and representatives from Olive Software.

The workshop is being presented in conjunction with the Online
Information conference, but you are welcome to attend the workshop
if you are not planning to attend the conference.

Supported in part by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

Please register to attend this event. (Gillian_McLeod [at] oclc__org)


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