Newspaper Digitisation Pilot Project

Welcome to the Waterford City Library Pilot Project Site

Irishmen! A Call to 50,000 Irishmen
Courtesy of The Waterford News

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.


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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,

Tel: +353-51-849839
Fax: +353-51-850031

Project Leader - Emer Fitzgerald

You can contact our Local History Section at:

Waterford City Library, Ballybricken Branch
31 Ballybricken, Waterford.
Tel: 051-309975
Fax: 051-850031
(The full newspaper collection is held in both hardcopy and microfilm
and can be viewed by appointment.)

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