Newspaper Digitisation Pilot Project
Welcome to the Waterford City Library Pilot Project Site
Newspaper Digitisation and Automated Indexing
"Waterford in Wartime 1914-1918"
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" Waterford in Wartime" is the theme for this pilot project and the "Waterford News 1914- 1918" has been selected as the test newspaper for this study.
About the Project
Waterford City undertook a pilot project to investigate the best practice for the digitisation of newspapers as part of Phase One of the Ask About Ireland and the Cultural Heritage Project, which supported five such projects in the digitisation of particular types of media (newspapers, 3D material, maps, etc.).
The Newspaper Digitisation Pilot Project invoved researching and learning how to create a full-text searchable online newspaper archive, making a small selection of Waterford City Library' s newspaper collection, full-text searchable via the CHP portal and producing guidelines and reports on the digitisation process and related issues.Download the PDF version of the Final Report for a step-by-step documentary on the project's progress.
During our time on this project we have found the world wide web to be an invaluable resource. Here are links to some of the sites that we found useful. For convenience we have split them into 2 sections.
Centre for Digital Library Research
National Library of Australia
National Library of New Zealand
Arts and Humanities Data Service
Caribbean Newspaper Imaging Project
Nordic Digital Newspaper Library
Berkley Digital Library Sunsite
Waterford City Library
Waterford City Council
Waterford County Council
Waterford Treasures Museum
Waterford County Library
Waterford News & Star
Waterford Genealogy Centre
Waterford City Archives
Map of Waterford
More Waterford Links
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You can contact the Newspaper Digitisation and Automated Indexing Pilot Project:
By post :
Waterford City Council Library Headquarters,
Waterford City Council Depot,
Northern Extension Industrial Estate,
Old Kilmeaden Road,
Project Leader - Emer Fitzgerald
You can contact our Local History Section at:
Waterford City Library, Ballybricken Branch
31 Ballybricken, Waterford.
(The full newspaper collection is held in both hardcopy and microfilm
and can be viewed by appointment.)
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