Newspapers in Europe and the Digital Agenda for Europe
Europeana Newspapers is a three-year project (running to Jan 2015) which aims to
- Aggregate 18 million historic newspaper pages for Europeana and The European Library
- Convert 10 million newspaper pages to full text
- Create a special content viewer to improve online newspaper browsing
- Build tools that will allow professionals to better assess the quality of newspaper digitisation in relation to level of detail, speed and costs
As part of the British Library's contribution to the Europeana Newspapers project, we will be hosting a workshop entitled Newspapers in Europe and the Digital Agenda for Europe, 29-30 September 2014. Registration for the event is now open, and here's the agenda:
29 September: What is the value of newspapers?
13.00 – 13.15 Welcome
Caroline Brazier (The British Library)
Marieke Willems (LIBER)
13.15 – 13.30 Europeana Newspapers Project
Hans-Jörg Lieder (Berlin State Library, Coordinator of Europeana Newspapers
13.30 – 13.45 The Digital Agenda for Europe
Krzysztof Nichczyński (European Commission DGCONNECT)
13.45 – 15.30 Panel discussion: What is the value of newspapers?
Tim Sherrat (Trove), Toine Pieters (University of Utrecht), Alastair Dunning (The
European Library), Clemens Neudecker (Berlin State Library & Coordination of
Europeana Newspapers Project), Max Kaiser (National Library of Austria)
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee
16.00 – 16.45 Break-out session: What is the value of newspapers?
16.45 – 17.15 Reporting back from break-out groups
17.15 – 17.30 Wrapping up
19.30 Dinner (participant’s own expenses)
30 September: Barriers to improving access to digitised newspapers
9.00 – 9.30 What helps the Europeana Newspapers project and its partners to improve access to
digitised newspapers and what stops them?
Marieke Willems (LIBER)
9.30 – 10.15 Break-out session: Roadmap for policy makers
10.15 – 10.45 Coffee
10.45 – 11.00 Reporting back from break-out groups
11.00 – 13.00 Panel Discussion: How to overcome barriers to improving access to digitised
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen (National Library of Finland and LIBER president), Lucie
Guibault (University of Amsterdam), European Newspaper Publishing Association,
Patrick Fleming (The British Library), Krzysztof Nichczyński (European Commission
DGCONNECT, Henning Scholz (Europeana)
13.00 – 13.15 Wrapping up
13.15 – 14.00 Brown bag lunch
Hope to see you there.